File No. 704.6167/2a

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Turkey ( Morgenthau )


701. The Italian Government now represents Russian diplomatic interests at Constantinople. The Russian Ambassador has informed the Italian Ambassador that in case of war between Italy and Turkey the Russian Government would like to have Russian interests taken care of by the American Embassy. Have you any objection to this addition to your work? We are glad to accommodate both Italy and Russia if you feel that the task would not overburden you.