740.00111A Arms Control–Transshipments/4: Telegram

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

1875. Department’s Number 830, September 8, 3 p.m.72 The Assistant Chief of the Asiatic Section in the Foreign Office informed us orally this morning that the French Government could assure us that shipments through French possessions in transit to China would not be detained in French territory provided that these shipments did not comprise arms and munitions as narrowly defined in the Geneva Convention of 192573 to which Japan was also a signatory. He added that France had not made shipments of this nature to China since September of last year.