893.102 Tientsin/385

Press Release Issued by the Department of State on June 19, 1939

At his press conference today the Secretary of State made the following statement:

“This Government is not concerned in the original incident at Tientsin relating to the requested delivery of the four accused Chinese. It is concerned, however, with the nature and significance of subsequent developments, in their broader aspects, coupled with other past and present acts and utterances in other parts of China. This Government therefore is observing with special interest all related developments in China as they occur from day to day. I have nothing further to add today.”