The Ambassador in the Soviet Union ( Steinhardt ) to the Secretary of State
[Received 10:05 p.m.]
710. A person whom I regard as reliable has informed me that a very large number of Germans in civilian clothes have recently arrived in Finland from Germany.
My informant also stated that the Finnish Government recently intimated to the German Government its desire to become a signatory to the Tripartite Pact and has been advised that the time was not yet propitious.