740.00119 (Potsdam)/7–1645: Telegram

No. 724
The Secretary of State to the Acting Secretary of State
top secret

Victory 35. Top secret to Acting Secretary of State.

British Delegation informs us Department proposes issuing statement July 17th that United States will support Italy’s admission to international organization and has asked British Government to do likewise. Would prefer that you postpone action on this as I desire to [Page 624]give consideration to some statement regarding Italy into which would be incorporated if possible reference to this subject and to which I would like to consider inviting Soviet Government to join.

Byrnes