No. 548

763.001/9–651: Telegram

The United States High Commissioner for Austria ( Donnelly) to the Secretary of State 1


912. Figl attaches great importance to continuation DFM meetings on Aust treaty and hopes next meeting will be held in Oct or Nov. He said “meetings are important for morale of our people and we must maintain their hopes”. Figl added treaty with Japan and proposed contractual pact with Ger have revived interest here in early settlement of Aust treaty problem.

Figl referred to treaty during recent meetings with Sovs and they replied with stock statement that Western powers and not USSR are responsible for delay. In commenting on Figl statement that Western powers blame Sovs for delay Sovs said “state treaty problem being studied and chances for agreement might be better following San Francisco conference.” Sovs terminated conversation at this point.

  1. Repeated to London, Paris, Frankfurt, and Moscow.