881.00/6–2645: Telegram

No. 660
The Secretary of State ad interim to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Winant)

us urgent

5306. In reply to request of nature referred to in second paragraph you may state that Amer Govt is willing to participate in administration and that subject to certain stipulations and reservations which you may consider appropriate you are prepared to recommend that it participate under the terms of the proposed agreement. (Urtel 6429 June 261).

While prelim inquiries indicate financing of Amer contribution from emergency funds is possible in principle an estimate of Amer share will be required before final decision is made. If possible therefore suggest Villard submit such estimate earliest oppor[tunity] after consultation Brit and French representatives Paris.

Rptd to Paris as no. 3020.

L[oy] W H[enderson]