711.94114 Supplies/3–2345: Telegram

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

872. ReDepts 542, March 9, 1 p.m. Foreign Office has informed us in a note dated March 22 that the representative of the Soviet Purchasing Commission in the United States has been authorized to load during the first decade of April on a Soviet vessel in a West Coast United States port up to 1500 tons of relief supplies for Allied nationals in Japanese custody, and to deliver this freight at the port of Nakhodka.

The note goes on to say that the Japanese Embassy in Moscow has been informed that a supplemental shipment of relief supplies from the United States will be delivered at Nakhodka on a Soviet vessel in the near future, and that the date for the transfer of the cargo at Nakhodka will be communicated later to the Japanese Embassy.