740.00119 Control (Germany)/9–1845: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the United States Political Adviser for Germany (Murphy)

520. Urtel 562, Sep 18. In Depts opinion, the Allied Control Authority should not deal directly with governments which have no missions accredited to it. Dept recognizes that dealings between Allied Control Authority and such governments could be conducted through Governments of Occupying Powers. Such an arrangement, however, would be cumbersome. Accordingly, although we appreciate difficulties connected with reception of foreign representatives, we believe it desirable that as soon as possible after reception of military missions, arrangements should be made for acceptance of representation from other United Nations and neutral countries in form of agencies (Deptel 317 Aug 21).

Dept is of opinion that all missions accredited to Control Council should conduct their affairs through offices of Political Directorate.