The Acting Secretary of State to the Political Adviser in Korea ( Benninghoff )
Washington , January 12, 1946—1 p.m.
5. While communiqué provides for a “provisional Korean democratic govt” and not an “interim govt” as suggested in Tfycgj 219 Jan 7, this phrase not intended refer in any way to so-called “Provisional Govt” of Kim Koo. Recommend that statement be issued in Korea calling attention to fact that so-called “Provisional Govt” of Kim Koo and others is not presently a govt but is a party, and as such, may be expected to participate with other representative groups in proposed “provisional Korean democratic govt”.