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(1943)

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


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MOSCOW CONFERENCE
technical information on warlike inventions. It is not proposed that
it should be put on the agenda.
  The Combined Chiefs of Staff have already had some discussion
on this following a memorandum which the Prime Minister gave to
the President.49
  Mr. Eden suggests that his approach might be that community of
development between the British and the Americans in many cases
has suggested to him that it is inappropriate that Great Britain and
the U. S. S. R. should be linked by a bilateral agreement and that
there should be no link between the United States and the U. S. S. R.
Mr. Eden would continue that on sounding the United States Gov-
ernment he had found that they felt that they had technical informa-
tion which they would like to give the U. S. S. R. The natural
solution seems therefore to be a tripartite agreement.
  Mr. Eden might go on to say that if it is generally agreed that a
tripartite agreement was desirable in principle, details could be dis-
cussed at leisure later. If, however, any general points at once oc-
curred to Mr. Hull or the Soviet Government it might be agreed to
record them as guidance for drafting the agreement later.
  If the State Department agree that time would be saved by trying
to get an agreement in principle at the Conference, Mr. Eden will
raise the matter on the above lines. He will not do so if the United
States Government feel that exploration by the Combined Chiefs of
Staff should go further first.
  WASHINGTON, October 6, 1943.
740.0011 Moscow/5: Telegram
The Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Winant) to the Secretary
                             of State
                                LONDON, October 6, 1943-5 p. m.
                                            [Received 5: 55 p. m.]
  6739. The following communication dated October 5 just received
from the Foreign Office outlines the general line which it is provision-
ally proposed that the British delegation to the forthcoming Three-
Power Conference should take with regard to the question of Allied
policy in Iran, which is stated to have been put on the agenda for
the discussions. Foreign Office states in this connection that Mr.
Wallace Murray,50 in a recent conversation with a member of
the British Embassy at Washington suggested that it would be most
49 Not found in Department files. For previous correspondence on this subject,
see Foreign Relations, 1942, vol. III, pp. 738-740 and 753-754.
' Adviser on Political Relations, Department of State.
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