740.0011 PW/7–1445: Telegram

No. 242
The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom ( Winant )
secret
u. s. urgent

5773. Ital Ambassador has informed Dept Italy has declared war against Japan and that declaration will be made public July 15. Dept therefore proposes to announce on July 17 this Govt’s intention to support officially Italy’s admission in due course to world security organization.

Inform Foreign Office urgently of Dept’s intention and express hope that British Govt will support American position.

Grew