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The Minister Resident in Ethiopia (Engert) to the Secretary of State

398. Department’s 256, May 29, 5 p.m. Question was discussed at the regular meeting of the Diplomatic Corps this morning. British and French Ambassadors in Rome having protested against the decree they were assured that authorities here would be instructed not to enforce it as regards foreigners. This appears to have been done for although the decree has not been repealed or modified no attempt has been made to apply its provisions to foreigners.