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The Secretary of State to the Commission to Negotiate Peace

2963. Papers announce that treaty as to Spitzbergen is under consideration and that there will be little or no opposition to granting the sovereignty of the islands to Norway. When in Paris I assured the Norwegian Minister that this Government would favor Norwegian sovereignty. Please advise me if the subject has been discussed. If it has or if it should be raised you should support Norway in her claim to the islands.