874.00/3–1346: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Representative in Bulgaria (Barnes)77

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93. Personal for Barnes from the Secretary. In your telegram no. 236 of March 13, 1946 you state that the Moscow Agreement as to Bulgaria was conceived by the Soviet Government alone. That is not correct. You also say that the Agreement helps only the Soviet Union. I feel that you should know that it is in conflict with the views of your Government as to the advantages to be derived by carrying out in good faith the terms of the Moscow Agreement.

I think, as you will understand, that it is important that while representing this Government at Sofia you should be careful to refrain from making such statements.

  1. The text of this telegram is substantially the same as the original draft prepared by the Secretary himself.