Memorandum of Conversation, by the Acting Secretary of State
The Soviet Chargé d’Affaires, Nikolai V. Novikov, called on me this afternoon at his request and left with me the appended sheets, marked 1, 2, 3 and 4,16 which he asked me to regard as an oral communication setting forth the comments of his Government on our note of February 2 concerning the Fourth Protocol. Mr. Novikov said that his Government greatly appreciated our proposal and desired merely to make these few proposals in connection therewith.
I said to Mr. Novikov that we would study these proposals and would reply to them in due course. Mr. Novikov said that he would be glad to come to the Department whenever we should send for him.