740.00/1089: Telegram

The Minister in Denmark (Owsley) to the Secretary of State

19. Legation’s April 18, 4 p.m.,31 and Department’s telegram April 20, 7 p.m. Danish Government remains silent with regard to President’s message and no comment is promised.

German Government has inquired of Danish Government whether latter fears its security menaced by the former and whether the Danish Government requested action taken by the President or was consulted in advance with regard thereto. Danish Government has replied no to the first question and that it did not know of the President’s action in advance or was its opinion asked.

My opinion is that the Danish Government will follow the lead of the Swedish Government with regard to the President’s message and developments arising therefrom.

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