704.3261/10–1747: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Embassy in the Soviet Union

us urgent

1849. Rio’s Tel 1434 Oct 16 passed to you. In addition to taking custody Braz archives you are authorized to assist personnel Braz Emb facilitating departure and transmitting through Dept (by non-confidential code or in paraphrase) messages it may wish to forward to Braz FonOff. Once you have been informed by Braz Emb that diplomatic relations have been broken you should address note to FonOff stating that Braz Govt has requested US to assume representation of Braz interests in Soviet Union and that this Govt has acceded to request.15 Presumably Braz Amb will also inform FonOff. Advise Dept promptly of nature of any Soviet reply and date of assumption.

Sent to Moscow as 1849 repeated to Rio de Janeiro as 1186.

  1. In telegram 3072, October 20, 8:30 p.m., the Chargé in Moscow advised that this had been done (704.3261/10–2047).