Press Release Issued by the Department of State, January 18, 1927

The Secretary of State today said:

“I have seen the resolution of Senator Robinson. I see nothing inappropriate or untimely in an expression of opinion on this subject by the United States Senate and I welcome it. The general principle of arbitration has constituted one of the leading policies of this Government from the beginning. Our record on that subject speaks for itself. The principle has been recognized in treaties with Mexico. For some time I have been giving very careful consideration to the question of the definite application of the principle of arbitration to the existing controversy with Mexico.”