740.00119 EW/4–145: Telegram

The Ambassador in the Soviet Union (Harriman) to the Secretary of State

1003. ReDept’s 571, March 12, 10 p.m. Molotov30 has written me that the Soviet Government considers it expedient to include a French representative in the Moscow Reparation Commission.

He continues that his Government also considers it expedient that Polish and Yugoslav representatives be included in the Commission from the very start since they are countries that have suffered severely [Page 1186] from the Germans and at the same time have greatly contributed to the war against Germany. He concludes that the Soviet Government expresses the hope that this proposal will meet a favorable attitude on the part of the American Government.

Repeated to Paris as 55.

  1. Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Molotov, People’s Commissar for Foreign Affairs of the Soviet Union.