893.00/12–345: Telegram

The Consul General at Vladivostok (Clubb) to the Secretary of State

117. The following telegram has been sent to the Embassy, 233:

Reference Embassy’s telegram No. 3888, November 17, 7 p.m. to the Department.37 Inasmuch as, according to Tass report of November 28 from Chungking, the Soviet Government has agreed with the Chinese Government to postpone for some time the withdrawal of Soviet troops from Manchuria, it is assumed that the competent Soviet authorities will now offer no objection to my travel there.

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I still prefer to proceed via Pogranichnia by rail and, since the Soviet authorities currently have responsibility for and are operating the Chinese Changchun Railway, presumably they are in a position to provide the requisite travel facilities in the near future. I propose to proceed first to Harbin and to depart as soon as possible.

I will report further itinerary and schedule when developments warrant.

Repeated to the Department as 117.

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