740.00119 PW/7–2145: Telegram

No. 1242
The Secretary of State to the Acting Secretary of State
top secret

Victory–188. Top secret to Acting Secretary of State from the Secretary of State.

Referring to your No. 69 of July 19, 19451 on the subject of questions asked by the press in connection with unconditional surrender for Japan:

I would approve of your making reply to the questions you mention in the following terms: “The policy of this Government on unconditional surrender by Japan has been repeatedly stated. Elucidations of this policy were issued by the President on May 8 and on June 1.”