500.A15A5/429: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom ( Bingham )

149. One of our missions in Europe has reported in strict confidence that it has learned the British Government intends to call a “general naval conference”, including, among others, the Soviet Government, and that the latter has been officially informed to this effect. Please cable us any confirmatory information you may have been able discreetly to obtain.