793.94/12089: Telegram

The Ambassador in France (Bullitt) to the Secretary of State

74. Blum remarked to me last night that Litvinov had said to Delbos, and Souritz, Soviet Ambassador in Paris, had repeated to Delbos, that Litvinov had stated definitely to Norman Davis38 in Brussels that if the United States should become involved in war with Japan, the Soviet Union would declare war on Japan at once. I replied that I felt certain that Litvinov had never made such a statement to Norman Davis.

I should be obliged if the Department would let me know if Litvinov ever made such a statement to Davis.

  1. American delegate to the Brussels Conference, November 1937.