700.0011 R 34/4

Memorandum by the Secretary of State of a Conversation with the German Ambassador (Wiedfeldt), January 6, 1923

The German Ambassador called to say that he had noticed in the newspapers that the French Ambassador had been instructed to present certain statements of M. Poincaré with regard to the proposed German agreement not to engage in war without a plebiscite; that the Ambassador stated that he had nothing to add but of course the Secretary knew that they had presented the matter in entire good faith and with the simple desire to meet France by an agreement which would allay French apprehensions.

The Secretary said he did not care to comment on the suggestions which had been made on either side; so far as he was concerned, the incident was closed.