Conference files, lot 60 D 627, CF 197
Proposal of the Soviet
Item 3 of the Agenda:
the austrian peace treaty
1. The Agreement of 28th June, 1946, on the Control mechanism in Austria2 will terminate on the date of the entry into force of the present Treaty.
2. On the entry into force of the present Treaty, the Interallied Kommandatura set up in accordance with Clause 4 of the Agreement of 9th July, 1945, on occupation zones in Austria and the administration of the town of Vienna will terminate all its administrative functions in Vienna. The troops of the Allied and associated Powers will be removed from Vienna not later than 90 days from the date of the entry into force of the present Treaty.
3. The personnel of the Allied Control Commission for Austria will be recalled from Austria at the earliest possible date and in any case within 90 days from the date of the entry into force of the present Treaty.
4. The Allied and associated Powers undertake to restore to the Austrian Government, within the specified period of 90 days, all Austrian property, requisitioned by the Allied Control Commission for its needs and those of its organs throughout Austrian territory and also all property that was requisitioned by the Interallied Kommandatura and the troops stationed in Vienna which is still in their possession.
The obligations assumed in accordance with this clause will be implemented without prejudice to Article 35 of the present Treaty.
5. The Governments of the U.S.A., the U.K., France and the Soviet Union will have the right, after the entry into force of the Austrian Treaty, to postpone temporarily the withdrawal of their [Page 1202] troops stationed on the territory of the respective zones of Austria pending the conclusion of a Peace Treaty with Germany.
The troops temporarily left in Austria shall not perform occupation functions nor shall they interfere in the affairs of the Austrian Administration nor in the social and political life of the country. The legal status of these troops shall be determined by a special agreement which shall be accepted by the Governments of the U.S.A., the U.K., France, the U.S.S.R. and the Austrian Government and will enter into force simultaneously with the entry into force of the Austrian State Treaty.
- This proposal was introduced at the seventeenth plenary on Feb. 14. For a record of that meeting, see Sectos 144 and 145, Documents 479 and 480.↩
- For text of the agreement, signed June 28, 1946, see A Decade of American Foreign Policy: Basic Documents, 1941–1949 (revised edition) (Washington, 1985), p. 255.↩