893.24/928: Telegram

The Consul at Hanoi (Reed) to the Secretary of State

24. My telegram No. 23, today’s date, 4 p.m. I have just been informed by the office of the Secretary General that at this time there is no possibility of rescinding the prohibition against the re-exportation of any merchandise which was at any time in transit to China, including petroleum goods. I presume that this decision was reached after consultation with the Japanese mission, inasmuch as the Secretary General stated this morning that he would do so.

Sent to Cavite for repetition to the Department, Chungking, Peiping, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Canton.