711.94115 Exchange/69: Telegram
The Minister in Switzerland (Harrison) to the Secretary of State
[Received 6:42 p.m.]
246. American Interests—Japan. Legation’s 8210, December 30.50 Swiss Foreign [Office?] official informally advised Legation receipt telegram from Swiss Minister, Tokyo,51 reporting further conversation with official [in] Japanese Foreign Office regarding possibility third exchange. Swiss Foreign Office official while stating unable transmit contents telegram by note informed Legation orally that Japanese official stated questions of third exchange and transportation to Japan of Red Cross supplies now Vladivostok (Department’s 2908, November 2452) should be held in abeyance until Japanese receive satisfactory reply their protests against attacks on 17 hospital ships53 which apparently transmitted through Spanish Embassy, Washington.