Truman received Molotov twice. At the second meeting, the President made clear his deep displeasure at Russia’s failure to honour the Yalta agreements. Molotov replied truculently so Truman pressed him further. ‘I told him in no uncertain terms that agreements [such as over Poland] must be kept [and] that our relations with Russia would not consist of being told what we could and could not do.’ Cooperation ‘was not a one-way street’.
’I have never been talked to like that by any foreign power,’ Molotov snapped, according to witnesses.
’Carry out your agreements and you won’t get talked to like that,’ Truman replied. Years later the President wrote of the meeting, ‘Molly understood me.’
Ham, Paul. “Chapter 4: President.” Hiroshima, Nagasaki: The Real Story of the Atomic Bombings and Their Aftermath. Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martins Press, 2014. 78. Print.