124.842/137: Telegram

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

473. Department’s 304, July 10, 4 p.m. and 307, July 13, 6 p.m.57 and Legation’s 466, July 10, 1 p.m.

British Legation radio was likewise sealed July 10.

My interested colleagues and I are agreed that we have already done all we can at this end and that if the Italian authorities decline to permit us to resume transmitting over our own radios after July 23, when the 15 days expire, further representations should be made in Rome rather than here. We shall, of course, as in the past, continue to maintain correct personal relations with the Marshal in order to obtain the most favorable treatment possible.

I shall for the present not tell my colleagues that the Department believes acquiescence may become necessary.

  1. See footnote 56, p. 301.