The Acting Secretary of State to the Chairman of the American Delegation (Burton)
20. Your 28, May 13, midnight. The Department concurs with point of view expressed in your last sentence and believes the insertion of such a provision superfluous to the purposes of the convention. As it is understood that the suggestion of the French Delegation is directed at the four countries you mention, it is not considered that this provision, applicable only to a particular set of countries, is germane to the scope of a general convention.