Ambassador Riddle to the Secretary of State.


(Mr. Riddle states that the Russian Government is urging the Turkish Government to ratify the convention, as otherwise it can not take part in the Second Conference, but in case of noncompliance Russian ministry for foreign affairs agrees with the view that the requirements of article 60 will be fulfilled by the assent of all contracting powers. Notification to nonsignatory powers will shortly be made by the Russian ambassador at Washington to their representatives in that capital. Invitations to Second Conference at the date of June 15 will be issued by the Government of the Netherlands probably next week.)