740.00114A Pacific War/11: Telegram

The Chargé in Switzerland (Huddle) to the Secretary of State

847. American interests—Japan. Department’s 5, January 2,92 Legation’s 655, February 19. Swiss Foreign Office note February 27 states Swiss Minister, Tokyo, telegraphs February 25 letter received from Sidler, former Swiss Consul, Manila, saying working with Red Cross delicate but having collaborated he will continue do so if permitted by Japanese authorities. Minister adds Sidler made no further statement doubtless because of censorship. Foreign Office note remarks again that Minister cannot forward messages from Japan to Manila because of Japanese refusal and that Japanese Government opposes any activity in behalf of American interests in Philippine Islands occupied by Japanese forces.

  1. Not printed; it requested the Swiss Consul at Manila to use his good offices in assisting the American Red Cross (740.00114 European War 1939/2051b).