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No. 866
The Assistant Secretary of State (Clayton) and the Director of the Office of Financial and Development Policy (Collado) to the Department of State1

Victory 182. For Thorp, Gilpatric and Reinstein from Clayton and Collado.

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British and we are pressing re German imports for joint financing and first charge principle. At technical level Soviets seem prepared to enter joint financing if any small amount is needed but balk at first charge principle, although they recognize the necessity of paying for any approved imports. Matter referred to Foreign Ministers for decision.

  1. Sent to the Acting Secretary of State over the signature of Byrnes.