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The Chargé in Italy (Reed) to the Secretary of State

340. Commenting on the significance of the Italo-British accords Gayda21 this evening affirms that all the British Dominions which [Page 726]have not yet done so will now proceed to recognize the Empire, and then says “it will be of interest to note at this point although without the slightest preoccupation that in addition to these recognitions there are now lacking only those of Soviet Russia and Roosevelt’s United States. This coincidence of notations and anti-historical attitudes may well furnish food for useful thought in considering the general picture of world policy.”

  1. Virginio Gayda, spokesman for the Italian Foreign Office.