462.00 R 296/2524: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in France (Armour)


420. Reparation 66. Reference to your 398, December 8, 11 a.m.18 I stated in my telegram 416, of December 7, 5 p.m., that no suggestion has been or will be made by the United States as to the role to be played by the Reparation Commission or the Governments in constituting the committee. Furthermore, I had no intention of indicating [Page 877] that the Allied European Governments alone, excluding Germany, should make this request. Neither side nor any individual Government, of course, should use the question of participation of American experts as a weapon.

Please inform Gilbert, and repeat the above as Department’s No. 124 to Berlin.

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