File No. 763.72112/593

The Netherland Minister of Foreign Affairs to the Netherland Minister at Washington ( Van Rappard )

[Telegram—Translation]

British and French Ministers, joined orally by Russian Minister, declared by note of December 261 contraband merchandise consigned to recently constituted Netherlands Oversea Trust not to be stopped. They also declared will not stop foodstuffs which are not necessaries of life consigned to merchants unless these merchants are beyond doubt intermediaries for delivery to enemy governments.

  1. Not printed.↩