740.0011 P. W./192
The British Embassy to the Department of State 77
The following alternatives have been suggested by the Foreign Office as a basis for discussion if it is felt desirable to proceed with the suggestion that a declaration should be made by the United States, the British and Netherlands Governments either jointly or separately on analogous lines.
- “Should the Japanese make any further major move to the South the interests of the United States, the British Empire and the Netherlands would be jointly and individually affected.”
- “The United States, the British Empire and the Netherlands are vitally interested in the area (the limits of the area remain to be defined) and in any activities which might have a bearing on the security of that area.”
- Handed by the British Ambassador to the Secretary of State on April 22.↩