702.6511/1338: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Italy (Phillips)

144. Your 297, March 1, 1 p.m. The Department had taken into consideration the points raised in your telegram under reference but considered that the continued presence of German Consular Officers at Naples and Palermo in fact constituted a violation of the most-favored-nation principle.

On the other hand it may be preferable for the time being to omit Seattle from the restrictive measures proposed. Consequently your request to the Foreign Office should be limited to the closing of the offices at Detroit and Newark.