741.90g9 Judicial/5: Telegram

The Ambassador in Great Britain (Dawes) to the Secretary of State

122. Department’s 104, April 25, 2 p.m. See despatch 1878, April 23, 1931,7 forwarded by pouch April 24.

Foreign Office stated informally today that strictly speaking the consent of the United States Government to the new agreement was unnecessary since the League resolution was adopted January 22, 1931 and the Tripartite Convention of January 9, 1930 did not become effective until February 24, 1931 but that of course United States nationals continue to enjoy previously existing rights. The Foreign Office hopes for favorable reply to request contained in the despatch under reference since such rights will be in no way impaired but rather strengthened by the new judicial agreement.

  1. See footnote 1, p. 597.