751G.92/125: Telegram

The Chargé in France (Murphy) to the Secretary of State

1117. Chauvel confirmed to me yesterday Laval’s statements regarding French refusal of the Japanese offer to arbitrate the Indochina–Thailand conflict. He thought that for the time being an effort [Page 234] would be made to settle matters directly between Indochina and Thailand. He promised to show me the telegram [to] Tokyo now in preparation as soon as it had been approved.