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The Tripartite Conference in Moscow, October 18-November 1, 1943,   pp. 513-781 PDF (95.8 MB)

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         The British Embassy to the Department of State
  His Majesty's Embassy enclose the text of a draft declaration 47
which His Majesty's Government wish to propose under Items a
and 11 of the British agenda for the Three-Power Meeting.48 Mr.
Eden proposes to suggest that this declaration should be discussed
with a view to publication if agreed upon at the meeting.
  WASHINGTON, October 5, 1943.
  [An aide-mremoire from the British Embassy in Washington, Oc-
tober 5, 1943, enclosing a British note to the Soviet Charge d'Affaires
in London on the subject of the negotiation by either the United
Kingdom or the Soviet Union of commitments or agreements with
other European governments in respect to questions covering the
peace settlement or the postwar period, is printed as Conference
Document No. 23, page 724.
  In a memorandum dated October 8, 1943, attached to the file copy
of the British aide-mermoire, the Chief of the Division of European
Affairs (Matthews) noted that on October 6 the Secretary of State
had consulted President Roosevelt with regard to the aide-me'miire;
Mr. Matthews' memorandum continues, "The President said that he
did not think much of the proposed British draft. He further said
that it smacked too much [of] 'spheres of influence' policies, the very
thing which it was supposedly designed to prevent. Mr. Dunn in-
formed Sir Ronald Campbell that the President's first reaction was
unfavorable." (741.61/10-543)]
740.0011 Moscow/60
         The British Embassy to the Department of State
  Mr. Eden suggests that it might be useful if during the Moscow
meeting the British and United States representatives should mention
the desirability of concluding a tripartite agreement between the
United Kingdom, United States and U.S.S.R. for the exchange of
  4 See Conference Document No. 31, p. 736, which is identical with the en-
closure to this aide-mnmoire except for the insertion of the word "that"
"provided" in numbered paragraph 2.
  4' See enclosure 1 to letter of September 18 from the British Minister
President Roosevelt, p. 525.

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