740.00119 Council/4–3046: Telegram

The Ambassador in France (Caffery) to the Acting Secretary of State

2046. For Acheson from Secretary.48 Delsec 448. In preparation of reply to last Soviet note on Manchuria it should be borne in mind Molotov explicitly stated CFM48a that German Navy and Italian Navy were war booty and as such should be equitably shared among Allies.

Please clear with me any reply to most recent Soviet note on Manchurian booty. [Byrnes.]

  1. The Secretary of State was in Paris attending the Council of Foreign Ministers; Dean Acheson, Under Secretary of State, was Acting Secretary.
  2. Council of Foreign Ministers.