740.0011 European War 1939/14062

Telegram Received by Mr. Lauchlin Currie, Administrative Assistant to President Roosevelt 63

Dr. Lauchlin Currie: Generalissimo just received following reliable information: Japan has already decided in near future to abrogate Soviet–Japan Neutrality Pact. Afterwards she will declare war on Russia. Japan now is only hoping that in this affair America will maintain neutral attitude in which case she would take immediate action to attack Russia. Please inform President.

  1. Copy received in the Department probably on July 3.
  2. Probably the Naval Attaché for Air in China, Maj. James M. McHugh, U. S. M. C.