The Acting Secretary of State to the Secretary of State
31. Your 18, June 11, 3 p.m. Department has received no information or suggestions in this matter from Dulles or any other American interest. In the light of present information it would seem desirable to avoid implication in any conflict of American interests.
With the President’s approval the Department is telegraphing the following instruction to the Embassy at Berlin to be delivered as an Aide-Mémoire and you are authorized to make such use as you deem appropriate of this action:
[Here follows text of paragraph 2 of the Department’s No. 70, supra.]