711.64119/2: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Commissioner at Budapest (Grant-Smith)


310. Commission’s telegram No. 307, July 27. You are instructed to say to Minister for Foreign Affairs that the Government of the United States strongly opposes inserting any reservations in proposed resolution. Department is unable to perceive any reason why reservations should be inserted. Inasmuch as Hungary has ratified Trianon Treaty she is entitled to all rights accruing therefrom. This Government desires to see friendly relations restored as quickly as possible, but as an essential condition thereto it should, beyond all question, be entitled to the enjoyment of the rights and advantages set forth in the resolution of Congress. As stated in your telegram no. 305, July 18, 1 p.m., the Government of Hungary is prepared to accept the stipulations recited therein.

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Department deems it very important that the resolution should not embrace reservations. If necessary, you may state definitely that if Hungary insists upon reservations, the continuance of negotiations would be prejudiced.