Attitude of the United States regarding reported demands by the Soviet Union on Norway with respect to Spitsbergen and Bear Island 1

1. For previous documentation on this subject, see Foreign Relations, 1945, vol. v, pp. 91 ff. For the negotiation of the Treaty relating to Spitsbergen between the United States and other powers, signed at Paris on February 9, 1920, and subsequent questions concerned with it, see ibid., 1920, vol. i, pp. 73 87, with text of the treaty at p. 78; 1924, vol. i, pp. 1 6; and 1925, vol. i, pp. 201 209.


[663] The Chargé in Norway (Huston) to the Secretary of State

857.014/12–1146: Telegram


[665] The Ambassador in Norway (Bay) to the Secretary of State

861.24557H/1–1047: Telegram


[666] The Ambassador in Norway (Bay) to the Secretary of State

861.24557H/1–1147: Telegram


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

861.24557H/1–1647: Telegram


[668] The Ambassador in Norway (Bay) to the Secretary of State

861.24557H/1–1747: Telegram


[669] The Secretary of State to the Embassy in Norway

861.24557H/1–1647: Telegram


[670] The Ambassador in Norway (Bay) to the Secretary of State

861.24557H/1–2947: Telegram


[672] The Secretary of State to the Secretary of the Navy (Forrestal)

861.24557H/2–447


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

861.24557H/2–1947: Telegram


[675] The Ambassador in Norway (Bay) to the Secretary of State

861.24557H/2–1947: Telegram


[676] The Ambassador in Norway (Bay) to the Secretary of State

861.24557H/3–1147: Telegram


[677] The Ambassador in Norway (Bay) to the Secretary of State

861.24557H/3–2847


[678] The Chargé in Norway (Huston) to the Secretary of State

861.24557H/5–1948: Airgram