The Ambassador in the Soviet Union (Harriman) to the Secretary of State
[Received August 29—8:35 a.m.]
3087. Sent to Dept as 3087, repeated to Chungking for the Ambassador as No. 118.
You will note in my telegram No. 3086, August 29 noon,65 reporting certain matters that came up in my conversation with Stalin on August 27, that he expects Chinese National Govt to send Chinese troops to Manchuria in the near future to take over from the Russians in keeping order and controlling Japanese saboteurs. This confirms Stalin’s agreement with Soong that the Red Army should withdraw from Manchuria within three months.
As it appears important that the Red Army be withdrawn from Manchuria within this period, I assume immediate consideration is being given to this in the plans for deployment of Chinese troops.