740.00119 Control (Bulgaria)/2–2445: Telegram

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

1936. The Foreign Office today informed us of a telegram regarding the Allied Control Commission in Bulgaria sent yesterday to the British Embassy at Washington for communication to the Department. [Page 163] The official with whom we discussed this matter emphatically characterized British interest in the matter as “lively”. The British and American positions on the Commission, he said, were most unsatisfactory, especially as regards facilities to obtain local exchange and in limitations on circulation of Anglo-American personnel. The Foreign Office instructed the British Embassy to inform the Department that the British Government would be grateful for the support of the United States Government in proposing to the Soviet Government that the Allied Control Commission in Bulgaria function along the lines of that which has been agreed upon for Hungary.

Sent Department as 1936; repeated Moscow as 64.