840.4016/12–745: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Czechoslovakia (Steinhardt)

453. Please report reDeptel 316 Oct 19 whether you have been able to obtain any unbiased first hand information on reports of persecution and expulsion of Hungarian minority. Dept desires such info as may be available for use in connection with (1) possible exchanges of views with Brit and Soviet Govts, (2) consideration request of Hungarian FonMin (see Budapest’s 997 Nov 30 rptd you as 29), and (3) possible efforts on part of US Reps in Prague and Budapest to impress on Czech (reDeptel 433 Dec 3 rpted Budapest as 769) and Hungarian Govts desirability of direct compromise settlement.

Sent Praha rptd Budapest.54

  1. As telegram 798.