125.3516/6–1746: Telegram

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

1908. Only two messages from Dairen have been received in Moscow. One came through FonOff, was subject of my telegram 1325, April 25; second, through commercial channels, reported in Embtel 1563, May 18. I spoke to Lozovski27 on June 9 (ReEmbtel 1850, June 1028) in regard communication facilities for Benninghoff at Dairen and I confirmed in letter to him on June 10 our request for arrangements to be made to provide communication facilities for Dairen, at same time requesting him to confirm receipt by Benninghoff of our message transmitted through FonOff on April 25. Lozovski says Moscow communications with Dairen are very sketchy and I am inclined to believe him.

This is in reply to Deptel 1975 [1075], June 12.29 Dept please repeat to Nanking.30

  1. Solomon Abramovich Lozovsky, Soviet Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs.
  2. Not printed.
  3. Not printed; it repeated telegram No. 1, June 6, 5 p.m., from the Consul General at Dairen, supra.
  4. Repeated in Department’s unnumbered telegram of June 18, noon.