No. 882
Editorial Note

On August 17 United States officials delivered a note to the Soviet Foreign Ministry which stated that the United States Government “undertakes not to introduce for consideration the abbreviated treaty” and proposed a convening of the Treaty Deputies in London on August 31. Similar notes were delivered at the same time by British and French officials. In reply to these proposals, the Soviet Government issued a note on August 28 stating that these were not satisfactory proposals regarding the Austrian Treaty. For the United States note of August 17, see Department of State Bulletin, August 31, 1953, page 282; for the Soviet note of August 28, see Documents (R.I.I.A.) for 1953, pages 151–152.