740.00119 Control (Austria)/7–2545: Telegram
The Ambassador in Italy
(Kirk) to the Acting Secretary of State
3057. Msg (Message) from Potsdam to Chief of Staff AFHQ1 (Allied Force Headquarters) advises that Stalin announced at session July 242 that Marshal Koniev (reference our 3000, July 203) would continue to provide food for whole of Vienna until an alternative arrangement can be agreed with British and Americans. In view of above Field Marshal Alexander directed that Commander Eighth Army assume military government and occupational responsibilities for British sector of Vienna as previously arranged. British Chiefs of Staff have assumed Americans will do likewise.