893.00/4–547: Telegram

The Ambassador in the Soviet Union (Smith) to the Acting Secretary of State

1209. Kosmos 22. For Humelsine72 from Carter. Look at Department’s suggestion in third paragraph of Moskco 4073 re ammunition for China.

Before the Secretary considers the matter further, he wishes to know character of public announcement Department would make in case of sale of 7.92 mm ammunition.

Please wire me complete text of a proposed draft statement to support action Department suggests.

Understand clearly matter still completely exploratory. [Carter.]

  1. Carlisle H. Humelsine, Director of the Office of Departmental Administration.
  2. See telegram No. 773, April 2, 7 p.m., to the Ambassador in the Soviet Union, p. 814.