125.3516/4–2546: Telegram

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

1339. Chief of American Section FonOff was requested by Kennan in writing and orally today (ReEmbs 1325, April 25) to provide Benninghoff with necessary direct communication facilities with Department and American official establishments in China and USSR. FonOff being requested to so inform Benninghoff.