500.A15A5/451: Telegram

The Chargé in the United Kingdom (Atherton) to the Secretary of State

361. Foreign Office informed me this morning that subsequent to handing me the memorandum contained in my 359, August 9, 7 p.m., a copy was given the Japanese Chargé d’Affaires. The French and Italian Governments will be informed next week that the United States and Japanese Governments have received these copies.

Foreign Office particularly asked that the information contained in my telegram 359, August 9, 7 p.m., and the contents of the memorandum be regarded as strictly confidential as between Governments, laying emphasis on the desire that none of the contents would reach the press.