611.6531/332: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Italy ( Phillips )

177. Your 516, December 9, 1936. Following is the form of joint notification to terminate the treaty of 1871 which the Department hopes will be acceptable to the Italian Government:

“The undersigned, the Ambassador of the United States of America to Italy and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Italy, hereby announce by this official notification, given each to the other, by direction of their respective Governments, the intention of each Government to terminate twelve months from this day the Treaty of Commerce and Navigation between the United States of America and His Majesty the King of Italy, signed at Florence, February 26, 1871, as amended by the Treaty signed at Washington, February 25, 1913, the said notice being given in accordance with the provisions of Article XXV of the Treaty of 1871.”

Approve procedure suggested in your 516.