740.00119 PW/4–2546: Telegram

The Ambassador in the Soviet Union (Smith) to the Secretary of State


1343. Re Embtels 1306 and 1307, April 23.9 Replying to British note of March 9 on removal of Jap assets in Manchuria Vyshinski [Page 493] made additional statement not included in his reply to our similar notes as follows:

“Insofar as Japanese assets belonging to the category of military trophies are concerned the Soviet Govt is unable to agree with the British Govt’s view that these assets should be debited against the eventual share of Japanese reparations of the state in whose territory such assets are located.[”]