740.00119 Council/9–1245: Telegram

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

9375. Delsec 9. For Acheson from the Secretary. The Council today agreed that identic telegrams in the following terms should be sent to the American, British, Soviet, and French Representatives on the Allied Council for Austria:85

“At the first meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers on Sept 11, the British Foreign Secretary suggested that one of the items for discussion at the conference should be long term supply arrangements for Austria.

“It was agreed that the four Govts represented on the Allied Council for Austria should instruct their respective representatives on the Council to consult immediately on this question and submit their recommendations as far as possible in time for them to be considered before the end of the present series of meetings of Foreign Ministers.

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“You should consult with your colleagues with a view to an immediate consideration of these matters and submission of reports not later than Sept 18 with such agreed recommendations as may be possible.

“An identical telegram has been addressed to each of your colleagues.”

Please request Secretary of War to have it sent immediately to General Clark.86

Sent Dept as 9375, Sept 12, 9 p.m.; repeated as 34 to AusPolAd Vienna for Erhardt.

  1. See record of the second meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers, September 12, 4 p.m., vol. ii, p. 125.
  2. A marginal notation in the handwriting of Francis T. Williamson of the Division of Central European Affairs reads: “Telegram to General Clark sent thru War Dept Sept 13, 1945.”