Draft Prepared in the Division of Far Eastern Affairs28
November 16, 1941
Outline of an Agreement
- (a) That Japan shall forthwith desist from any and all offensive military operations: offensive military operations to mean launching of new offensive movements in any area and enlargement of Japanese [Page 603] military establishments at any points outside of Japanese territory (among such areas and points being Manchuria, China, Indochina, Thailand, Malaya and insular areas not under Japanese sovereignty or mandate).
- (b) That the United States shall within six months relax its embargoes upon trade with Japan.
- That the two countries shall within six months rescind, reciprocally, their respective freezing regulations and operations, each so far as the other is concerned.
- (A provision for economic policy—on the lines of the draft of such a provision given to Admiral Nomura on November 1529).
- That in case Japan embarks upon any further offensive military operations the obligations of the United States under this agreement shall automatically terminate.
- Notation on file copy: “Draft suggestion prepared in FB November 16, 1941. No action was taken on this suggestion.”↩
- Foreign Relations, Japan, 1931–1941, vol. ii, p. 736.↩