740.00119 Council/1–2146: Telegram

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


719. This is Delsec 144 from Dunn1 for Matthews2 Radius3 and Collado.4 US draft directives on satellite treaties submitted at September CFM (Conference of Foreign Ministers) meeting proposed that international agreements for control of the Danube should be confirmed by the peace treaties. Reinstein5 informs me no specific proposals have been developed in the Dept because of uncertainty as to whether waterways question was discussed at Moscow conference.6 I understand the matter was not discussed. I should appreciate receiving as soon as possible Dept suggestions as to specific proposal which delegation should put forward on the Danube in the treaty discussions. We will also need to have specific suggestion regarding free port facilities for Bulgaria on the Aegean (see Reinstein’s memo of December 29 to Radius7). [Dunn.]

  1. James Clement Dunn, Assistant Secretary of State, Deputy to the Secretary at the Council of Foreign Ministers in London.
  2. H. Freeman Matthews, Director, Office of European Affairs.
  3. Walter A. Radius, adviser on inland transport in the State Department; adviser on technical problems, US Delegation, 1st part, 1st session of the General Assembly, United Nations, London.
  4. Emilio G. Collado, Deputy (Financial Affairs) to the Assistant Secretary of State for Economic Affairs (Clayton).
  5. Jacques J. Reinstein, Economic Adviser to the U.S. delegation to the Council of Foreign Ministers in London.
  6. The waterways question was not discussed at the Moscow Conference. For documentation on the Moscow Conference of Foreign Ministers, December 16–26, 1945, see Foreign Relations, 1945, vol. ii, pp. 560 ff.
  7. Not printed.