File No. 861.00/2614

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in the Netherlands ( Kirk )


2008. Your 4196, August 31, 1 p.m. Mail to the Department texts and translations of the secret archives and comment published in Dutch press.

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For your information and for such discreet use as you may deem advisable. There is absolutely no foundation whatever for the statement that there is an understanding between the United States and Japan regarding the Dutch East Indies as compensation for Japan’s aid in Russia nor is there such an understanding between any other governments so far as the American Government knows.