File No. 763.72/3327½

The Chargé in Siam ( Arnold ) to the Secretary of State


Your telegram of February 3, 1 p.m.1 Received from Foreign Office this morning the following:

In reply His Majesty’s Government wishes me to inform you that while it sympathizes with the motives and appreciates the action taken by the Government of the United States of America in this matter, yet it feels that, owing to the geographical situation of its territories so remote from the warfare and to the fact that its interest is not yet so directly affected as other neutral powers. His Majesty’s Government would, therefore, prefer, while maintaining its neutrality, to watch the further development of the matter until its interests will demand similar action.

  1. Ante, p. 108.