File No. 600.119/413a

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Great Britain ( Page)


5575. The question of treatment of northern neutrals is still being considered. No decision has been reached. The Russian Government have intimated through their Ministers in Norway and Sweden that they fear the effect of a strict embargo on Sweden as it might bring about retaliatory measures against Russia. It is being urged here that the fish export in Norway and iron-ore export from Sweden to Germany be entirely cut off. Department feels careful consideration should be given as to possible result of such drastic action. British Government seems to desire complete embargo but hesitates to definitely recommend such a course.