Editorial Note

In an Embassy note delivered to the Polish Foreign Ministry on May 6, the United States Government requested that the Polish Government not enter into a transaction under which Portugal would use gold to pay for purchases of Polish coal. The United States pointed out that Portugal was believed to have in its possession an amount of gold looted from Allied countries during World War II and expressed confidence that Poland would not want to be a party to a transaction which might deprive Allied countries of receiving gold looted from them. For the text of the note, see Department of State Bulletin, May 18, 1947, page 1002.