550.E1/250: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Italy ( Child )

5. Your 35, May 7, 9 p.m.

If Genoa negotiations fail and it becomes necessary in your judgment to forestall separate and competitive dealings with the Soviet regime detrimental to American interests, it is important that efforts to this end should be so directed as to avoid commitment of United States to any plan in advance of its submission for approval, but you may intimate to Lloyd George and the other chief Allied delegates in your discretion that this government is always ready to exchange views through diplomatic channels in order to determine future course of action.