Press Release Issued by the Department of State on September 28, 193710

The Department of State has been informed by the American Minister to Switzerland of the text of the resolution unanimously adopted on September 27 by the Advisory Committee of the League of Nations on the subject of aerial bombardment by Japanese air forces of open towns in China.

The American Government, as has been set forth to the Japanese Government repeatedly, and especially in this Government’s note of September 22, holds the view that any general bombing of an extensive area wherein there resides a large populace engaged in peaceful pursuits is unwarranted and contrary to principles of law and of humanity.

  1. Reprinted from Department of State, Press Releases, October 2, 1937 (vol. xvii, No. 418), p. 268.