500.A15/483: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chief of the American Representation on the Preparatory Commission ( Gibson )


114. Your No. 227, April 10, 6 p.m. The Department, as might be expected, disagrees entirely with Boncour’s position that to continue discussion of other phases of draft convention would be futile without an agreement on naval matters. If, however, an adjournment is desired, the Department perceives no objection.

No conflict with the Three-Power Naval Conference is to be feared, in any event, as the Department has maintained the feasibility of carrying on these conversations during the work of the Preparatory Commission.