DAILY SUMMARY - 1946/04/09

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Approved for Release: 2018/09/05 CO1068483 APPROVED FOR RELEASE - Historical Programs Staff 30 August 2018 9 APR 1$46 46 GENERAL I. US opposes droppinq of Iran's case--The State Department has instructed Stettinius (a) not to oppose Security Council consideration of the Soviet demand that the Iranian question be removed from the Council's agenda, but (b) to oppose strongly any motion to delete the question from the Council's jurisdiction prior to the withdrawal of Soviet troops from Iran. 2. Hoover suggests USSR supplycereal exports--Mr. Hoover has suggested to Secretaries Byrnes an Anderson that, since order and peace in Europe are dependent upon the availability of minimum food supplies until the next harvest," the Security Council be requested to urge the USSR to meet the minimum cereal needs of Poland, Finland, Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia. He estimates that the four countries would require a total of 850,000 tons of cereal imports to meet their minimum interim needs. Mr. Hoover believes that even if the USSR does not agree to make afilla,ble these cereals, the recommended Security Council action might elicit a definition of Soviet attitude. EUROPE-AFRICA 3. IRAN: Qavaniplans regadi_m_kz.er...L.Laai an.--Contrary to press interpre- tations of the(Striet-Iranian communique Qavam has informed Embassy Tehran that gendarra.es and army forces ;mill be sent into Azerbaijan after the Soviets withdraw. Qavam has not yet taken any positive steps to open negotiations with the Azerbaijanis. He expects in time to appoint a com- mission and to invite the Azerbaijanis to send a corresponding commission for conversations at Karaj or some other nearby point. Qavam also said that he expected no difficulty with the reported "autonorqous Kurdish , State" once Soviet troops have withdrawn from Iran. 9,ava,m s views on US oil concession�gavam has told Embassy Tehran that he is willing to receive American negotiators on behalf of US oil companies for a concession in Baluchistan similar to that recently granted the Soviets in northern Iran. Qavam apparently is prepared to hold discussions only on the basis of a joint US-Iranian company, with at least49% Iranian participation. Document No, 7-0 NO CHANGE in Class. 0 DECLASSIFIrD Class. CHANCED T): TS s uth: DA' REG. 77 1763 .n �0,A- Apr 77 DDA Mern JiDate: -* Approved for Release: 2018/09/05 CO1068483 Approved for Release: 2018/09/05 CO1068483 APPROVED FOR RELEASE - Historical Programs Staff 30 August 2018 /4/1 4. POLAND: All parties expected to support referendum�Ambassador Lane has learned from a. "very reliable" source that, at a recent con- ference in Warsaw, all six Polish parties agreed to support the proposed national referendum (see Daily Summary of 4 April, item 4). The ref- erendum would be held late in June and national elections in September or October. According to source, IVIikolajczyles Polish Peasant Party supported the referendum in the belief that it would give the Govern- ment a large majority, which in turn would encourage the Government to permit free elections and a real test of party strength. 5. GERMANY: Soviets oppose common export-import program�General Clay reports that at a recent meeting of the Economic Directorate the Soviet representative strongly opposed a common export-import program for all, of Germany. The Soviet delegate insisted on adherence to the principle of zonal foreign trade and declared that a common program would not be possible until reparations had been completed or an export- import balance was achieved in each zone. General Clay estimates that these conditions could not be met in less than two years. He observes that this is the first instance of Soviet opposition to a proposal for cen- tralizing Germany's administration. 6. ITALY: British efforts to block TWA contract�US Charge Key has been told by the Italian Air Minister that the British have presented a strong memorandum protesting any efforts by the Italian Government to legalize the Ministry's 11 February contract with the TWA. Key believes that this move probably will hold up Italian legislation implementing the TWA agreement until the US and British Governments reach an understanding on the question. 7. GREAT BRITAIN: Slov.ammisillyards French alliance�Ambassador Winant reports that the British Foreign Office now expects to make little progress in negotiations for an alliance with France until after the ,French elections in June (see Daily Summary of 6 April, item 2). The Foreign Office now believes that Bidault is in no hurry to negotiate and will insist on prior settlement of the Ruhr issue. 8. FRANCE: Proposed Tito visit rejected--Caffery reports that Marshal Tito recently expressed e desire to visit France. The French Foreign Office replied that the present time was not "opportune" for such a visit. Approved for Release: 2018/09/05 CO1068483 Approved for Release: 2018/09/05 CO1068483 APPROVED FOR RELEASE - Historical Programs Staff 30 August 2018 FAR EAST 9. CHINA: Unification of armed services.General Gillem reports that Generalissimo Chiang has directed the reorganization of the National Military Council into a Department of National Defense with ground and naval agencies under a single Chief of Staff (see Daily Summary of 8 April, item 6). 10. CHINA: Training in the US for 800 additional pilots has been requested by the Director of the Chinese National Aeronautic Commission. The War Department has directed an unfavorable reply, on the grounds that the current authorized program for Chinese pilot training in the US is considered adequate to meet the requirements for the 84/3 group prow gram of the Chinese Air Force. 11. SIAM: Diplomatic relations with the USSR-.The State Department has Informed Legation Bangkok that the proposed exchange of diplomatic representatives between Siam and the USSR is a matter for decision by the two countries concerned (see Daily Summary of 6 April, item 8). Approved for Release: 2018/09/05 CO1068483
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