500.CC/4–2545: Telegram

The United States Representative in Bulgaria (Barnes) to the Secretary of State

224. Decision communicated in Department’s 104, April 24, 7 p.m. is most helpful. I feel, however, that I must point out again and most energetically that the Bulgarian authorities are in no way responsible for the exclusion of American correspondents from Bulgaria. This is a responsibility that rests squarely on the shoulders of the Soviet authorities here and in Moscow.