710. Consultation (2)/2a: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Germany (Kirk)51

1652. You are instructed to communicate in writing to the Minister for Foreign Affairs the following communication in the name of this Government:

“The Government of the United States is informed that the Government of France has requested of the German Government the terms of an armistice.

The Government of the United States feels it desirable, in order to avoid any possible misunderstanding, to inform Your Excellency that in accordance with its traditional policy relating to the Western Hemisphere, the United States would not recognize any transfer, and would not acquiesce in any attempt to transfer, any geographic region of the Western Hemisphere from one non-American power to another non-American power.

I avail myself, etc. etc.”

Please telegraph immediately the reply made to this communication.

  1. The same, mutatis mutandis, on the same date to the Ambassador in Italy as telegram No. 210.