840.811/7–1745: Telegram

No. 752
The Chargé in the Soviet Union ( Kennan ) to the Acting Secretary of State

2598. Creation of a Danube commission (to Dept as 2598 rptd London 369 Bucharest 92 Belgrade 24 Budapest 26 Sofia 68) is a question still under study by Soviet authorities, Vyshinski told Brit Amb 1 in letter of July 11 replying (Embs 1931, June 62) to Brit query on subject.

  1. Sir Archibald Clark Kerr.
  2. Not printed. This telegram (file No. 840.811/6–645) reported that a Soviet naval representative in Hungary had indicated his expectation of the early establishment at Budapest of a central international organization for the control of the Danube and that the British Ambassador at Moscow had asked for confirmation from the Soviet. Commissariat for Foreign Affairs, adding that the British Government would expect to participate in such an organization.