740.00116 EW/6–2945

No. 176
The British Ambassador ( Halifax ) to the Secretary of State ad interim

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My Dear Mr. Under Secretary, With reference to Mr. Balfour’s letter of May 29th,1 I am writing to say that His Majesty’s Government propose that the subject of “War Criminals” should be added to the list of topics for discussion at the next meeting of Heads of Governments. Discussions between representatives of the United States Government, His Majesty’s Government in the United Kingdom, the Soviet Government and the French Government on war criminals started in London on June 26th.2 His Majesty’s Government consider however that it is likely that there will be matters connected with war crimes still unresolved at the time of the meeting and that in any case a brief review of the position would be valuable.

Y[our]s sincerely