411.6131/3–1350: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Embassy in the Soviet Union


243. Urtels 805 Mar 10, 829 Mar 13.1 Abrogation US–USSR commercial agreement on ground Sov establishment unrealistic exchange rate renders agreement obsolete, making impossible normal traditional commercial exchanges, considered inadvisable because ruble not internatl currency nor element US-Sov trade. Embdes 233 Mar 3 being carefully considered and Dept believes more appropriate opportunity action this connection may arise.

  1. Latter telegram not printed.