Editorial Note

At 11:50 p. m. on December 31, the United States Embassy in Moscow received, in reply to its note of December 22, a Soviet note the text of which was released to the press by the Soviet Government on January 2, 1951. For a translation of this note and further documentation on the negotiations leading to the Four-Power Talks at Paris, March 5–June 21, 1951, see Foreign Relations, 1951, volume III.