740.00119 Potsdam/8–745: Telegram

No. 1216
The President to the Ambassador in China (Hurley)1

top secret

Number 310, personal and top secret, from the President for Ambassador Hurley.

Please deliver the following message to Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek:

“I refer to your message of 19 [20] July2 quoting your telegram to Generalissimo Stalin.

I asked that you carry out the Yalta agreement but I had not asked that you make any concession in excess of that agreement. If you and Generalissimo Stalin differ as to the correct interpretation of the Yalta agreement, I hope you will arrange for Soong to return to Moscow and continue your efforts to reach complete understanding. Truman.”

  1. Sent to the Commander, Naval Group, China, via Navy channels.
  2. Document No. 1214.