740.00119 Control (Germany)/3 1345: Telegram
The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the Soviet Union (Harriman)
583. In your discretion please again urge upon the Soviet ForOf the pressing necessity that the Soviet component of the Allied Control Commission for Germany arrive in London in order that the Commission may begin its work and state that, in view of recent military developments, this Government attaches the highest importance to this question.82
- A note from the Ambassador in the Soviet
Union, March 19, 1945, to Soviet Assistant People’s Commissar for
Foreign Affairs, Vyshinsky, reads as follows:
“When I called on Mr. Molotov on February 20 I mentioned to him that Mr. Stettinius had intended to speak to Mr. Molotov about the urgent necessity of the arrival in London of the Soviet component of the Allied Control Commission for Germany in order that the work of planning could commence at once. Mr. Molotov told me that he would endeavor to expedite the arrival of this group in London and that I should so inform Mr. Stettinius.
“I have now received a cable from Mr. Stettinius inquiring when it is expected that these Soviet representatives will leave Moscow, and again emphasizing the need for early action. I would greatly appreciate receiving this information in order that I may inform Mr. Stettinius.” (Moscow Embassy File)