740.00119 Council/4–2446: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in France (Caffery)


2113. Secdel 205. Dept wishes to call your attention to Vienna’s 604 Apr 24 repeated to Paris as 7249 and perceives no objections to Erhardt’s recommendations concerning DDSG and Danube question. Recommendations, however, should be considered in light of Deptel 982 Apr 26 to Berlin repeated to Paris as 1910.50 If you concur you [Page 254] may wish to instruct Erhardt to proceed in Vienna on lines he suggests and consider possibility of discussing provisional working agreement concerning Danube as suggested in Vienna’s recommendation.

Sent to Paris as 2113 Secdel 205, repeat to London as 3740 Vienna as 448 and Moscow as 837.

  1. Not printed; in it Erhardt recommended certain minimum requirements regarding the release of US-held ships to a proposed Austrian-Soviet steamship company (740.00119 EW/4–2446).
  2. Not printed, but for summary of this telegram, see p. 250, last paragraph.