765.84116/28: Telegram (part air)

The Consul at Geneva (Gilbert) to the Secretary of State

2. 1. The Secretary General has circulated a communication addressed to him on January 3 by the Ethiopian Government which requests that the League through the Committee of Thirteen as the competent organ appoint a commission of inquiry to investigate alleged illegal methods of warfare by the two belligerents. Am mailing text.54

2. So far as I have been able to ascertain here no meetings related to the dispute are expected to be held prior to the ordinary Council meeting scheduled for January 20.

3. Unless otherwise instructed, I am not in general reporting by telegram in regard to each communication to the League concerning alleged instances of illegal warfare.

  1. For text, see League of Nations, Official Journal, February 1936, p. 240.