The Chargé in Egypt (Childs) to the Secretary of State
[Received November 14—7:20 a.m.]
95. Department’s telegram, No. 46, November 7, 1 p.m. Booth informs me that the Egyptian Government has accepted the point of view regarding sanctions which was outlined in my telegram No. 90. The decree is not expected to be published before November 20th as the opinion of the British Government is being awaited regarding the preamble. The decree is expected to provide for the suspension of all imports from Italy and those exports to Italy included within the League sanctions. Even if the consent of all capitulary powers participating in sanctions and the United States could be obtained Booth considers financial sanctions impracticable because of Italy and the possibility that the Mixed Courts might sustain damages for their violation. A decree of the French Government has been published here extending jurisdiction of the French sanctions to French nationals in Egypt. Booth considers the action ill-advised and does not anticipate similar action by the British Government as it makes impossible financial transactions from which other nationals cannot be prevented.