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33 People's Commissariat Ref. No. 9299 TOP SECRET for Foreign Affairs Rec'd 2:00 Jun 16 1945 Copying Department 10 Sent 4:30 Jun 16 1945 Prohibited Spec. No. 1729 CIPHERED TELEGRAM ------------------------------------------------------------------- Destination: Washington To whom: Soviet Ambassador Copy 1 ------------------------------------------------------------------- OUTSIDE CHANNELS Priority In the message of June 15 to Comrade Stalin, Truman reported the June 15 departure of Sun-Tzi Ven from the USA for Moscow via Chungking. .... Truman also reported that Hurly, the American ambassador to Chungking, was instructed to support Soviet proposals in this connection. Give Truman the following messsage from Comrade Stalin: "PERSONAL AND TOP SECRET FROM PREMIER J. V. STALIN TO MR. PRESIDENT H. TRUMAN Received your message concerning preparation of a Soviet- Chinese Accord and your instructions to Mr. Hurly. Thank you for the measures you have taken. June 15, 1945." Confirm execution by telegraph. M O L O T O V copies to: 1. Comrade STALIN 2. Comrade MOLOTOV 3. DEPARTMENT 10 For information to comrades: Vyshinskii, Dekanozov. True copy: [illegible initials] ................................................................. TRANSLATOR'S COMMENTS: The original handwritten text of the telegram to Truman is presented on leaf B-12-17-b.

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