The Minister in China (MacMurray) to the Secretary of State

No. 1787

Sir: With reference to the Legation’s despatch No. 1437, of March 19, 1928,77 and to previous communications regarding the Arms Embargo Agreement of 1919, I have the honor to state that the French Minister, shortly after his recent return from leave of absence in France, called a meeting of the representatives of the Powers signatory to the Agreement, to consider, under existing circumstances, the desirability of maintaining, modifying, or doing away with it. The meeting, a translation of the Minutes of which is enclosed,77 was held on November 23rd. It will be observed that it was decided to maintain the status quo in respect to the Arms Embargo.

I have [etc.]

J. V. A. MacMurray
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