861.24557H/1–1647: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Embassy in Norway

u. s. urgent

26. Urtel 30 Jan 16.1 As previously indicated we are interested Spits question as party 1920 Treaty and because of general security considerations. We desire to be kept informed and expect any agreement between Norway and Soviet Union concerning Spits will be subject approval other signatories. Last week’s communiqué Norwegian FonOff apparently satisfactory on these points and no action on our part seems necessary at this time.

Brit Emb Wash has been in touch with Dept and has been informed along above lines.

Sent to Oslo as 26, repeated Moscow as 85 and London as 297.

  1. Not printed.