893.00/4–847: Telegram

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

880. Moskco 50. For the Secretary. Ascertained that assailants were unquestionably Chinese Communists. Letter sent yesterday to SecNavy requesting action called for in second paragraph of Kosmos 24 be taken promptly.

Navy has repeated to Cooke pertinent portions of Kosmos 24 and our letter and has instructed him to comply as expeditiously as practicable and to keep the Ambassador and Navy Dept informed.