The Ambassador in Japan (Grew) to the Secretary of State
[Received June 1—8 a.m.]
142. Department’s 73, May 27, 6 p.m. Under date of May 29 the oil companies received from the Foreign Office a fairly satisfactory [Page 733]reply in the form of an aide-mémoire in regard to the Korean oil quota problem and have referred the reply to their principals for consideration. Under the circumstances the Embassy does not consider it necessary at the present juncture to take action under the Department’s authorization. The Standard interests concur in this view.