The Ambassador in France ( Straus ) to the Secretary of State
[Received March 7.]
Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of the Department’s Instruction No. 1198 of February 13, 1936, (File No. 711.90H/41), with regard to the proposed agreement with Afghanistan. The Department’s views concerning this matter have been carefully noted, and yesterday morning Mr. Marriner, Counselor of the Embassy, conveyed orally to the Afghan Chargé d’Affaires9 the viewpoint of the Department and handed to him an English and unofficial French text of the articles of the proposed treaty. A memorandum covering the pertinent portions of their conversation is transmitted herewith.
In accordance with the Department’s telegraphic Instruction No. 49, February 24, 3 P.M.,10 the Embassy forwarded by air mail on February 25 to the American Ambassador in Moscow copies of the Department’s Instructions, with enclosures, mentioned therein, together with a copy of the memorandum of Mr. Marriner’s conversation with the Afghan Chargé d’Affaires on February 25.