793.94/13354a: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Consul General at Shanghai ( Lockhart )

410. Following for Tokyo:

“221, June 29, 6 p.m. According to the New York Times of June 28, Butler, Under Secretary for Foreign Affairs, made a statement in the House of Commons as follows:

‘His Majesty’s Government and the French Government, through their Ambassadors at Tokyo, have made clear to the Japanese forces and Government that they would regard any occupation of Hainan by the Japanese forces as calculated to give rise to undesirable complications.

Should any complications unfortunately arise, His Majesty’s Government and the French Government would no doubt afford each other such support as appears warranted by the circumstances’.”