A. Exchanges of notes among the Four Powers, and related activities, November 1950–March 1951

Editorial Note

On November 3, 1950, the Soviet Government presented notes to the American, British, and French Embassies in Moscow proposing a meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers to consider the question of fulfillment of the clauses of the Potsdam Agreement regarding the demilitarization of Germany. In their replies of December 22, the three Western powers proposed instead a meeting of representatives of the four Governments to discuss a wider range of questions as a basis for a subsequent meeting of the Foreign Ministers. The texts of the notes exchanged by the Soviet Union and the United States are printed in Foreign Relations, 1950, volume IV, pages 902 ff., as well as in the Department of State Bulletin, January 1, 1951, pages 11–12. The note of December 22 is also printed in American Foreign Policy, 1950–1955: Basic Documents, volume II, pages 1784–1786.


[569] Paper Prepared by the Policy Planning Staff

CFM files, lot M–88, box 157, volume i ETS


[571] The Chargé in the Soviet Union (Barbour) to the Secretary of State

396.1/1–151: Telegram


[572] The Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Gifford) to the Secretary of State

396.1/1–251: Telegram


[573] The Secretary of State to the Embassy in France

396.1/1–851: Telegram


[574] The Secretary of State to the Embassy in France

396.1/1–851: Telegram


[576] The Chargé in the Soviet Union (Barbour) to the Secretary of State

396.1/1–1451: Telegram


[577] The Secretary of State to Certain Diplomatic Offices

396.1/1–2051: Circular telegram


[578] The Ambassador in France (Bruce) to the Secretary of State

396.1/1–2551: Telegram


[579] The United States High Commissioner for Germany (McCloy) to the Secretary of State

762A.5/1–2951: Telegram


[581] The United States High Commissioner for Germany (McCloy) to the Secretary of State

396.1/2–751: Telegram


[582] The Secretary of State to the Embassy in the United Kingdom

396.1/2–951: Telegram


[583] The Secretary of State to the Embassy in the United Kingdom

396.1/2–951: Telegram


[584] The United States High Commissioner for Germany (McCloy) to the Secretary of State

396.1/2–1051: Telegram


[585] The Ambassador in the Soviet Union (Kirk) to the Secretary of State

396.1/2–1251: Telegram


[587] The Ambassador in the Soviet Union (Kirk) to the Secretary of State

386.1/3–151: Telegram