File No. 763.72/2025
The German Ambassador ( Bernstorff ) to the Secretary of State
[Received August 11.]
Mr. Secretary of State: Referring to your excellency’s favor of June 18, No. 1468,1 I have the honor, in accordance with instructions from my Government, to ask you kindly to ascertain from the Russian Government the grounds on which it refuses the request, justified from the standpoint of international law, to set free the German prisoners taken in Persia.