740.00119 Potsdam/7–3045

No. 1427
Text Submitted by the British Delegation1


The Conference examined a proposal by the Soviet Government on the extension of the authority of the Austrian Provisional Government to all of Austria.2

The three Governments agreed that they were prepared to examine this question after the entry of the British and American forces into the city of Vienna.

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The Conference took note of a statement by Generalissimo Stalin that Marshal Koniev would continue to issue rations to the people of Vienna until the British and American authorities were able to undertake the task.3

  1. This draft text constitutes the fifth part of a third draft of the Protocol prepared by the British Delegation, which bears the following notation: “Compared with U. S. Text and agreed 30.7.45.” It was discussed at the Eleventh Meeting of the Foreign Ministers, August 1. See ante, p. 553. Cf. document No. 1428.
  2. See ante, p. 311.
  3. See ante, p. 368.