800.515/7–1745: Telegram

No. 982
The Acting Secretary of State to the Chargé in the Soviet Union ( Kennan )

u. s. urgent

1629. British have now agreed to proposal outlined Deptstel 1316 June 15.1 Spanish situation urgent. Reurtel 2570 July 142 inform Soviet we assume their concurrence in view of reports from Ankara and Stockholm that Soviet has so warned Turks and Swedes. Make point 5 of Depstel 1534 July 63 if can conveniently do so. For your information Dept proposes to continue stressing coordinated action and maintenance of trusteeship principle. This would preclude particular occupying power from disposing of German external assets to its own advantage. American expressions to Soviet regarding German Legation property Stockholm and German shares Rumanian oil companies will probably make these points.

Sent to Moscow, repeated to SecState Berlin for Collado and Despres.

C[ovey] T. O[liver]