|Libellé||Le Secrétaire d'Etat américain, Byrnes, appelle à la paix avec le peuple allemand|
|Synopsis||Byrnes' Plea for Early German Settlement|
Secretary of State Byrnes outlined American policy toward Germany in an address at Stuttgart on Sept. 6, 1946.
More than a year has passed since hostilities ceased [he said]. The millions of German people should not be forced to live in doubt as to their fate. It is the view of the American government that the Allies should, without delay, make clear to the German people the essential terms of the peace settlement which they expect the German people to accept and observe. It is our view that the German people should now be permitted and helped to make the necessary preparations for setting up of a democratic German government which can accept and observe these terms.