The Secretary of State to the Icelandic Minister (Thors)

The Secretary of State presents his compliments to the Honorable the Minister of Iceland and invites attention to his note of January 15, 1943 respecting the prices charged for the delivery of petroleum products to Iceland.

As the Minister requested in the note under reference, the United States Government has considered the practicability of delivering petroleum products to Iceland at a rate substantially equivalent to that charged for similar deliveries by British tankers prior to September 1942, and it has been found feasible to do so. The Commandant of United States naval forces in Iceland has accordingly been directed to make the necessary adjustments.