125.655/90: Telegram

The Chargé in Great Britain ( Wheeler ) to the Secretary of State

224. My telegram no. 211, June 7, 3 p.m. In the House of Commons yesterday, in response to the inquiry of a Labor member, whether he was aware of the resolution recently passed by the Newcastle city council as to the reopening of the American consulate at that port and whether he could reopen negotiations to arrive at a satisfactory solution, the Under Secretary to the Foreign Office said:

“The Secretary of State has received the resolution referred to and is not only aware of but sympathizes with the sentiments which have inspired it. His Majesty’s Government are fully prepared to reopen negotiations on this subject as soon as the United States Government show any sign of desiring to resume them.”