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The Secretary of State to the Commissioner at Berlin (Dresel)
718. Department’s telegram no. 717, April 21. You may tell Simons informally and confidentially that although this Government could not act as umpire in settlement of reparations problem, it would be willing with concurrence of Allied Governments to take part in the negotiations if Germany seeks to resume them on a sound basis.