500.A15A5/965a: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Kennedy)

1134. Please inform the British Government that in view of the suspension of the obligations of the London Naval Treaty, 1936, by several other parties to the treaty and in accordance with article 24, [Page 561] this Government suspends so far as it is concerned all the obligations of the treaty.

Request that notice to this effect be transmitted to the Governments of Australia, New Zealand, and India.

Similar notice is being given to other parties to the treaty.