740.00112 European War 1939/7600: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Sweden ( Greene )

35. Your 79, January 8. You may inform Swedish Government:

Our plans for forthcoming negotiations in London over details of trade with Sweden do not involve any matters which might occasion threat to close Göteborg traffic.
The Swedish Government may rest assured that we do not contemplate seizure of the “Göteborg ships” in the event Germans close the traffic, provided the ships do not attempt to return to Swedish waters without our approval.

Repeat to London your 79, this telegram and our 26 January 7 and 34 January 8.