861.24557H/5–1948: Airgram

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


A–273. Embtel 115, March 11, 1947. FoMin Lange told Ambassador Bay yesterday, in reply to a question, that there have been no developments whatever in the Spitsbergen question since the despatch of his letter to Molotov last year conveying Norway’s refusal to enter into negotiations looking to the joint defense of the archipelago. Mr. Lange indicated that he considered the subject “dead”, at least for the time being.