893.00/2–146: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Political Adviser in Korea ( Benninghoff )

19. Moscow tel 310 Feb 1 follows:

“Soviet press Feb 1 carries Tass Chungking despatch on differences, within Kim Koo ‘govt’. Quotes Seoul correspondent of Central News that Kim Koo has admitted split in his organization and confirmed report Kim Choo Si and Kim Yak San have left so-called National Liberation Committee. Gives reason for split as Kim Koo’s full alignment with rightist elements.”