711.9412Anti-War/96

Memorandum by the Secretary of State

The Japanese Ambassador called today and I informed him that Belgium had ratified the treaty for the renunciation of war and that the ratification would arrive here by mail on the twenty-fourth of [Page 242]March, which would be several days before I go out of office. I also told him that France had informed me that the Senate would vote this week and her ratification would be here about the same time and that this would leave only Japan, which I regretted very much because of the fact that Japan had been one of the first to signify her willingness to sign the treaty. He said he was going to wire his Government again.