762.63/427: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Austria (Wiley)

6. Your No. 18, February 14, 9 p.m. The Department has found your recent telegraphic reports, and in particular your telegram under reference, most enlightening and extremely helpful.

I am somewhat concerned, however, by the statements which you say you made to Schmidt, as reported by you in the sixth paragraph of your telegram. You should very carefully avoid, in the future, making any statements which can possibly be construed as implying that your Government is involving itself, in any sense, in European questions of a purely political character or is taking any part, even indirectly, in the determination of such questions.