893.113/1310: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Consul General at Nanking (Peck)

60. Your 41 of July 21, 7 p.m. and 42 of July 22, 3 p.m. Department, on the basis of the information communicated by the Chinese authorities, would regard export, if attempted, of the planes in question as involving export of unassembled war material to an ultimate consignee in China and Department is taking steps with a view to preventing exportation unless planes are accompanied by export licenses duly issued by this Department in conformity with the established requirements. Department does not, however, guarantee success of its efforts.