No. 870
Editorial Note

On June 11 Ambassador Charles E. Bohlen delivered a note to the Soviet Government expressing concern with the failure of the Soviet Treaty Deputy for Austria to attend the meeting scheduled for May 27 in London. Similar notes were delivered by representatives of the British and French Governments. The Soviet Government replied in a note delivered on July 30 by reiterating its insistence that the abbreviated treaty be withdrawn before the negotiations could be resumed. For the United States note of June 11, see Department of State Bulletin, June 22, 1953, pages 873–874; for the Soviet reply of July 30, see ibid., August 31, 1953, pages 282–283.