740.00116 European War 1939/1065: Telegram

The Ambassador in the United Kingdom ( Winant ) to the Secretary of State

5640. Department’s 5191, August 26, 1 p.m. Foreign Office states text was telegraphed to Soviet Government in Moscow 2 days ago and there would be no objection to Department handing to Soviet Chargé text on August 28. Foreign Office added that they had instructed their Ambassador to suggest to the Soviet Government that that Government might issue a similar declaration if they saw fit. Our informant added that he was not sure that the Soviet Government would see fit to take such action however.