3. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Austria1

3495. Joint State–Defense message. Vienna pass USFA Paris for USRO. Concur desirability maintaining informal Four Power liaison during evacuation period with view assuring simultaneous withdrawal all forces. In order avoid leaving Vienna unprotected with Soviet forces still in zone surrounding it, consider important Western forces not depart Vienna until all Soviet forces withdrawn from immediate surrounding areas and complete evacuation all Soviet forces Austria imminent. London requested emphasize to Foreign Office desirability uniform procedures. U.S. evacuation should in any event be governed by foregoing.

  1. Source: Department of State, Central Files, 663.001/6–855. Secret. Drafted by Allen on June 6; cleared in substance with Secretary Dulles, Beam, Wolf, and the Department of Defense; and signed for Dulles by Merchant. Also sent to London and repeated to Paris for USRO, Moscow, and Bonn.