The Chargé in France (Marriner) to the Secretary of State
[Received August 17—9 a.m.]
699. Since despatch of my 697, August 17, 9 a.m. I have been in touch with Eden and Vansittart56 who reiterated the point of view [Page 737] set forth by Campbell and hope that the American Government may see its way clear to reenforce in Rome the idea of the world interest in the maintenance of peace.
All conversations here are suspended for the time being awaiting reply from Mussolini to questions put to him yesterday and thus there is no present indication when any further action may be expected.
- Sir Robert Vansittart, British Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs.↩