The Ambassador in Norway (Osborne) to the Secretary of State
[Received 3:37 p.m.]
678. Foreign Minister Lie has requested information as to truth of reports in Danish press that US is sending new crews to service wireless station on Jan Mayen Island pending its eventual transfer to UNO64 control. Lie says agreement about Jan Mayen stipulated US withdrawal and transfer of wireless station to Norwegians at war’s end and is evidently anxious that this be carried out. Russian Ambassador65 has asked Lie about truth of Danish reports. I am requesting Copenhagen for information on latter as they have not been reprinted here. Embassy’s files do not contain copy of original agreement relating to Jan Mayen or even much pertinent information relating to it.
Sent to Dept as 678; repeated to Copenhagen as 33; to Moscow as 11.