125.3516/7–1346: Telegram

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

1329. If you have not done so please telegraph substance Urtel 2177 July 13 to Dairen. Inform Dept whether permission utilize Soviet military communication facilities applies transmission coded messages.

For your info if transmission messages through Soviet facilities proves unsatisfactory (repeated Nanking as 483) Dept contemplates asking Navy arrange despatch vessel Dairen three or four times monthly for purpose picking up despatches and delivering instructions.