895.00/595: Telegram

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

Your undated telegram transmitting Seoul’s April 11, 5 p.m.

Department desires that the Consulate at Seoul should jealously guard American interests but at the same time exercise the greatest precaution and restraint in dealing with the general situation in Korea and with specific cases involving Americans as they may arise. In the latter case facts should be reported to the Embassy.

The Consulate should be extremely careful not to encourage any belief that the United States will assist the Korean nationalists in carrying out their plans and it should not do anything which may cause Japanese authorities to suspect American Government sympathizes with Korean nationalist movement.

This is the attitude of the American Government in the Egyptian trouble.