The Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Winant) to the Secretary of State

No. 22279

Sir: I have the honor to refer to the Department’s secret instruction no. 5125 of February 20, 1945,23 regarding the request of the “Korean Provisional Government” for recognition, and to enclose herein a copy of a letter from the Foreign Office24 on this subject.

It will be noted that the Foreign Office agrees with the State Department that there is no present reason to contemplate recognition of the “Korean Provisional Government” and that the notes addressed to the Foreign Office by Mr. Kim Koo and Mr. Tzo So-wang, which were mentioned in this Embassy’s telegram no. 7246 of September 5 (1944), 5 p.m.,25 will remain unanswered. The Foreign Office letter also states that it has no information about a “Korean Liberation Committee” alleged to exist in Vladivostok.

Respectfully yours,

For the Ambassador:
John M. Allison

Second Secretary of Embassy
  1. Not printed; but see footnote 16, p. 1023.
  2. Not printed.
  3. Not printed; but for summary, see Foreign Relations, 1944, vol. v, p. 1296, footnote 16.