793.94/11275: Telegram

The Ambassador in Japan ( Grew ) to the Secretary of State

565. Department’s 315, November 24, 6 p.m.

Although there have been newspaper reports that several of the Cabinet councilors have been pressing the Prime Minister to take action toward declaration of war, we can find no evidence or any substantial belief that any decision has been taken in the sense suggested by Shanghai informant.
For our comment please see paragraph 2 of our 561, November 23, 3 p.m.