Editorial Note

On March 17, Brigadier General Weems, United States Representative on the Allied Control Commission for Hungary, addressed to Lieutenant General Vladimir Petrovich Sviridov, Soviet Acting Chairman of the Commission, a communication concerning recent political developments in Hungary. The communication, the text of which was identical to the draft contained in telegram 492, Secdel 1325, March 12, to Moscow, page 279, was also transmitted to the Soviet, British, and Hungarian Governments. The text of the communication was released to the press in Washington on March 17; see Department of State Bulletin, March 30, 1947, page 583.