The Chargé in Lithuania (Kuykendall) to the Secretary of State

No. 285 (Diplomatic)

Sir: I have the honor to refer to the Department’s telegram No. 8 of July 19, 1935, 4 p.m., and to the Legation’s despatch No. 266, dated June 22, 1935,13 concerning the efforts being made by the Lithuanian Government to force the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey to distribute Russian petroleum products.

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In compliance with the Department’s telegraphic instruction of July 19, 1935, I have the honor to report that I submitted a note in person on July 23, 1935, to Mr. Juozas Urbsys, Director of the Political Department of the Lithuanian Ministry for Foreign Affairs, in the absence of Mr. Stasys Lozoraitis, Minister for Foreign Affairs, requesting that the Legation be furnished with a statement covering the attitude of the Lithuanian Government towards the imports of petroleum products from the United States and the policy which the Lithuanian Government intends to follow with respect to the issuance of import licenses covering petroleum products of American origin. An early reply was promised.

Respectfully yours,

C. Porter Kuykendall
  1. Despatch not printed.