740.58112A/87: Telegram

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

1164. For EWD from Russell. Reference your 1217, February 12. Department agrees with your draft reply to Swedish protest and is instructing Legation at Stockholm to submit draft which you will forward as joint Anglo-American reply to Joint Standing Commission.

For your information, Swedish Legation here presented to Department on February 4 memorandum identical with that presented to the JSC21 on November 19. No reply will be made to Swedish Legation and American Legation at Stockholm is being instructed not to reply to Swedish Foreign Office. [Russell.]

  1. Joint Standing Commission.