893.113/1083: Telegram

The Chargé in China (Mayer) to the Secretary of State


151. No. 119, February 23, 8 p.m., from the Legation and Department’s No. 67, February 21 [25], 5 p.m.

I am informed by the Japanese Minister that a note was handed to the Soviet Ambassador at Tokyo by the Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs on March 1 in regard to the arms embargo, urging that the Soviets refrain from permitting the importation into China of arms.
This morning at a diplomatic body meeting it was decided that the identic note, communicated to the Department in my telegram No. 119, should be released for publication on Saturday, March 10, at noon. At the time fixed, copies of the note will be given by me to the correspondents here.