File No. 861.00/1335

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Japan (Morris)

[Telegram ]

Your telegram of 19th midnight containing confidential memorandum.

You will please express to the Minister of Foreign Affairs the sincere appreciation of this Government of the spirit with which the Japanese Government has received the communication of this Government in regard to the Siberian situation and assure him that the frankness shown in the memorandum is most gratifying and removes any possibility of misunderstanding which might otherwise arise. The Government of the United States in the same spirit of candor and friendliness will not fail to express freely to the Japanese Government its views as to the course which it considers advisable in dealing with the perplexing problems presented by the serious conditions existing in Siberia; and it will give careful and sympathetic consideration to the opinions which the Japanese Government may be pleased to give as to the situation.