793.94/16099: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Chargé in France (Murphy), at Vichy

242. Your 255, August 4, 8 p.m. The French Ambassador here has brought this matter to our attention in the strictest confidence with an indication that the French Government would find it helpful to be informed of the attitude of this Government in regard to the matter.

In reply, we have informed the French Ambassador orally and in strict confidence to the effect that we have been and are doing everything possible within the framework of our established policies to keep the situation in the Far East stabilized.

We appreciate receiving the information contained in your telegram under reference.