Memorandum of Conversation, by the Secretary of State

The British Ambassador called at his request. I remarked to him that in making a record of opposition to the closing of the Burma road at the instance of Japan, I did not quite expect a furore in Great Britain, and added that of course our chief purpose was to direct attention to the lawless conduct of Japan. The Ambassador seemed perfectly satisfied about what we had done, without expressly or specifically saying so.

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