500.A15A4 Steering Committee/511: Telegram

The Secretary of State to Mr. Norman H. Davis at London

Your April 16, 2 p.m. I consider the progress made in the conversation you report to be highly satisfactory.

With regard to our taking up with Italy the matter of their not departing from the provisions of the 1936 Naval Treaty, I would see no-objection to our doing so if you were to recommend such an approach.