711.9412Anti-War/93: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Japan ( Neville )


14. Trying to get the Japanese to act on the ratification of the Paris peace pact has rather discouraged me, and I am not able to get any assurance from them that they intend to act at any time within the near future. If Japan could ratify before I leave office about March 25 or 26, I would accept a telegraphic copy of their ratification and later substitute their original.

On March 7 I intimated to the Japanese Ambassador that, should Japan not intend to ratify the pact within the near future, I might be forced to request the other Powers to sign a protocol putting the treaty into effect without Japanese ratification.