Defense Files: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Acting Secretary of State (Grew)

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Argonaut 71A. Crypto-War for Acting Secretary of State only from Secretary Stettinius.

The British are disturbed over our having entered into an aviation agreement with Ireland1 without consulting or informing them. Please send us promptly an appropriate explanation for us to present to the British on this matter.

  1. For the text of this agreement relating to air-transport service, which was signed at Washington February 3, 1945, see Department of State Executive Agreement Series No. 460, or 59 Stat. 1402.