740.00119 PW/4–2646: Telegram

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


785. Ambassador Edwin Pauley is being sent to the Far East by the President to continue his study of the Jap reparations problem, particularly in relation to external assets, and in order to do so plans [Page 505] to visit Korea and Manchuria. He will be accompanied by a small group of specialists. He expects to be in Seoul about the middle of May. Please request the appropriate Soviet authorities to make the necessary arrangements for Ambassador Pauley to carry out his mission in northern Korea. He will have his own plane but, if the Soviet authorities prefer, he is prepared to utilize travel facilities which the Soviets may place at his disposal.

Repeated to Seoul.16

  1. As telegram No. 60.