500.A4a/81: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Japan ( Warren )


80. Your telegram no. 125, of July 27. You may inform the Minister of Foreign Affairs that the Senate has approved all Conference treaties and that President is ready to deposit formal ratification as soon as he is advised of similar readiness of other signatory Powers.

President’s act of ratification is purely formal and can be done at any time, but of course treaties will become effective only upon the deposit of ratifications as provided. In view of the possibility of some attempted reservation in France, it is desirable that the President should for the present withhold technical act of ratification. This, however, is a purely formal matter and does not in any way affect this Government’s full approval of the treaties and readiness to deposit ratification as soon as other Powers are ready.