The Ambassador in France ( Straus ) to the Secretary of State

No. 2881

Sir: Supplementing the Embassy’s telegram No. 556 of June 29, 8 p.m., 1936,11 regarding the deposit of the ratification of the United States of America of the Convention for the Supervision of International Trade in Arms and Ammunition and in Implements of War, signed at Geneva on June 17, 1925, I have the honor to enclose a copy and translation of a note dated June 30, 1936,11 from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs acknowledging the receipt of the instrument of ratification of the United States.

The Department will note that the French Government has reiterated the statement that so long as the condition to which the ratification of the United States has been subordinated shall not have been fulfilled, that ratification can not be counted as one of the fourteen ratifications required for the writing of the procès-verbal of deposit of ratifications and the coming into force of the said Convention.

Respectfully yours,

For the Ambassador:
Edwin C. Wilson

Counselor of Embassy
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