740.00119 Control (Germany)/2–845: Telegram

The Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Winant) to the Secretary of State

1355. Department’s 955 February 7, 11 p.m.; my 1283 February 6, 2 p.m.53 Personal for Assistant Secretary Dunn. Upon receipt of the request of the Secretary of State for postponement of any action with regard to the United States position on French participation in German matters pending further instructions54 I have cancelled the EAC meeting which had been set for February 9.

  1. Neither printed. In telegram 1283, February 6, 2 p.m., Ambassador Winant reported that he had called a meeting of the E.A.C. for February 9 at which he proposed to announce the United States acceptance, in principle, of the French request for participation in German affairs (740.00119 EAC/2–645). In response, Department’s telegram 955, February 7, 11 p.m., instructed Winant to take no action with regard to the U.S. position on French participation in German questions until further instructions were sent (740.00119 Control (Germany)/2–745)
  2. The request was made in telegram Argonaut (code name for the Yalta Conference) 51, February 7, from the Secretary of State at Yalta to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom, Conferences at Malta and Yalta, 1945, p. 729