574.D1/21: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in France ( Wallace )

547. Following received from American Ambassador, London:

“My 414 of March 8, 5 p.m.86 Representative of the League of Nations informs me that conversations regarding the conference are now taking place between the British and French authorities and that the latter are demurring on the ground that the question of the disposal of the German cable lines should not be settled or influenced by non-members of the league.”

There is no intention to do this. Preliminary conference will discuss the agenda for World Conference. German lines will be disposed of under the treaty and in accordance with text of the agreement entered into in Paris which leaves them to the disposition of Principal Allied and Associated Powers.

Polk
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