536 Embassy in Washington to Department of External Affairs

Cablegram 1199 WASHINGTON, 30 August 1947, 4.46 p.m.

SECRET

Korea.

1. This morning's press carried announcement that acting Secretary of State Lovett in note delivered to Molotov 28th August proposed that Soviet, United Kingdom, China and United States participate in a four-power Conference in Washington on 8th September to discuss future of Korea. [1]

2. Text published this morning states that copies were being transmitted to United Kingdom and China together with invitations.

3. Assume Commonwealth Relations Office London will have cabled you full text.

1 The Soviet Union replied that it would not agree to four-power talks, preferring to continue in a bi-lateral relationship with the United States.

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