125.3516/7–1346: Telegram

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

2177. Lozovski replied in letter dated July 12 to our request for permission for American Consulate at Dairen to set up and use radio transmitter stating that as AmConsul in Dairen has already been informed, Soviet Military authorities do not consider it possible to give such permission. But temporarily, until establishment of normal telegraphic connections, they are prepared to make it possible for the Consul to transmit his telegrams to AmEmbassy in Moscow through communication facilities of the Soviet Military Command.

Dept please repeat to Tokyo as Moscow 59, Nanking as 88 and Mukden.