762.94/182: Telegram

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

472. My 468, November 7, 11 a.m.19 It is officially confirmed this morning that the Soviet Ambassador called yesterday upon Count Ciano to inform him that the Government of Moscow regarded the conclusion of the Tripartite Anti-Communist Pact as contrary to the agreement of 193318 (see text of agreement, particularly articles 3 and 4 contained in Embassy’s despatch 165, September 7, 193319) and that it considered the Italian gesture as unfriendly towards the Soviets. It is further announced that Count Ciano took note of this communication.

Repeated to American delegation.

  1. Not printed.
  2. Pact of Friendship, Non-Aggression and Neutrality, signed at Rome, September 2, 1933, by representatives of the Italian and Soviet Governments, League of Nations Treaty Series, vol. cxlviii, p. 319.
  3. Not printed.