166 Addison to Commonwealth Government

Circular Cablegram G102 LONDON, 8 August 1945, 10.26 p.m.

IMMEDIATE SECRET

The United Kingdom Ambassador at Moscow [1] reports that at 7 p.m.

today, M. Molotov summoned him and the United States Ambassador [2] in order to tell them at 5 o'clock he had sent for the Japanese Ambassador [3] and had told him that from tomorrow, 9th August, the Soviet Union would consider itself at war with Japan.

1 Sir Archibald Clark Kerr.

2 W. Averell Harriman.

3 Naotake Sato.

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