760D.6111/4–948: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Legation in Finland

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79. You are requested make discreet inquiry, possibly through your Fr or Brit colleagues, to learn with certainty whether any secret agreement with USSR was made or contemplated in connection mutual defense pact. (Moscow’s 8 Apr 7 to Helsinki).1 Authoritative comments [Page 777] on implications and implementation of Article Two would be of interest.

  1. Not printed; in it Ambassador Smith suggested the possibility of secret protocols to Soviet-Finnish Treaty since his evidence indicated such protocols accompanied other Soviet mutual aid pacts (760D.6111/4–748).