867.4016/664: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the High Commissioner at Constantinople (Bristol)

165. I have today received your despatch No. 455, September 14, and your communication of September 8th to Raouf Bey for Kemal is fully approved. Lose no opportunity to voice American sentiment by impressing upon Kemal in appropriate informal communication [Page 939] necessity of adequate protection Christian minorities and abstention from cruel acts of reprisal. Failure in this respect would arouse strongest feeling of condemnation throughout this country. Emphasize importance of immediate peaceful settlement in interest of humanity.