504.418A2/248: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Minister in the Netherlands (Diekema)

25. For Miller. Your 46, Conference No. 13.8 We think you should refuse to sign convention and make statement to the effect indicated by you. We do not think you should sign with reservations. Proposed Articles 1 and 2 seem to us more objectionable even than you indicate.

Your 17.9 We think it better to say at the conference that your delegation has recommended against signature and you do not expect signature even if the general clause permits signature until end 1930.

  1. Ante, p. 211.
  2. Ante, p. 213.