740.0011 Mutual Guarantee (Locarno)/377: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in France (Straus)

70. Your 175, March 8, 7 p.m. We understand and appreciate thoroughly the French Government’s desire that we give a public statement with regard to the present situation, but I feel sure that they will also understand that in view of the procedure provided for application to the present situation we do not feel that we could appropriately make any comment at this time. I highly approve of the replies you made to the Minister when he brought up the subject and I wish to commend you also for the timely and informative messages you are sending.