125.3516/4–2546: Telegram

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

1325. ReDeptel 688, April 12.18 Benninghoff apparently unable to telegraph Dept from Dairen. He sent following telegram to Soviet FonOff which FonOff repeated to us in its note 650, April 21:

“To Deputy Minister Lozovsky. American Embassy No. 17. Arrived April 7. Cordially met by local authorities. Am doing everything necessary for speedy opening. Please discuss with Soviet authorities question of telegraphic communications between Embassy and Consulates in China, also Washington. Inform Washington. Benninghoff.”

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