The Ambassador in the Soviet Union (Smith) to the Secretary of State
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I also brought up matter of the lend-lease settlement, pointing out that failure of the Soviet Govt to reply to our repeated overtures was [Page 658] becoming embarrassing to us. I stressed importance of beginning these discussions and continuing them, even though they are protracted. Vyshinski1 assured me that he would follow this through personally.
- Andrey Yanuaryevich Vishinsky, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Soviet Union. This conversation probably occurred on February 15.↩