740.00119 Control (Rumania)/7–2045: Telegram

No. 803
The Acting Secretary of State to the Secretary of State

79. General Schuyler has telegraphed War Dept outline of Soviet “new procedure” for second period ACC Rumania which is in substantially same form as that for Bulgaria1 (Re Dept’s 30 July 162). It contains similar article providing for “discussion” prior to issuance of directives on questions of principle. We view this procedure as unsatisfactory since it does not provide for prior agreement by British and American representatives. The comparable article in the Hungarian proposal (See Tel 286 July 13 from Budapest to Dept repeated to you3) appears more satisfactory. We believe it highly important that every effort be made to obtain agreement at Potsdam on this fundamental matter.

  1. See vol. i, document No. 309.
  2. Not printed. See vol. i, document No. 310, footnote 1.
  3. Not printed. See document No. 794, footnote 6. For text of the proposal referred to, see document No. 796.