740.00/1371: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Japan ( Grew )

120. A telegram of May 8 from the American Embassy at Berlin33 reads in part as follows:

“German sources indicate that the proclamation of the German-Italian military alliance as well as the reported conversations with Russia are maneuvers intended to frighten the Western Powers and to influence Japan to join Italy and Germany in a military alliance.”

  1. Not printed.