File No. 861.00/1676

The Secretary of State to the French Ambassador ( Jusserand )

My Dear Mr. Ambassador: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of March 12, 1918, and have carefully considered the points which you have been good enough to advance to me on the question of Japan’s intervention in Siberia.

You will, I feel sure, realize that it is with the utmost respect for the views of the French Government and not without the most thorough examination of the issues and principles involved that I have to say that the Government of the United States is unable at the present time to alter its opinion and attitude towards this question, as personally communicated to you by Mr. Polk on March 12.

I am [etc.]

Robert Lansing