The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Italy (Phillips)
118. Our 1020, September 21, 9 p.m. and your 422, September 23, noon. Please consult further with the Italian Government as to its intentions with regard to the suspension of the obligations of the treaty. After referring to our notification of September 21 of our intention to suspend the treaty obligations, inform them that in consequence of the suspension of the treaty obligations by several other parties and in accordance with article 24, this Government suspends so far as it is concerned all the obligations of the treaty.
Similar notice is being given to other parties to the treaty.