File No. 704.6261/a

The Secretary of State to the German Embassy 1


Answering your telegram received to-day,2 this Government will, if conditions require it, be pleased to comply with your Government’s request and give diplomatic and consular protection to German interests in Russia with the understanding that such action will not prevent this Government’s rendering similar assistance to other governments under like conditions if such request is made.

  1. Repeated to the Ambassadors in Germany, France, and Great Britain.
  2. Not filed; a marginal note states, “Delivered by messenger 6:30 p.m.” See the request received by mail on August 4, post, p. 733.