500.CC/2–1545: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Chargé in Brazil (Daniels)

438. For Secretary Stettinius. Reference your 381 February 15, 6 p.m. from Cairo. In accordance with previous instructions we have proceeded on the basis that invitations to the San Francisco Conference will be issued to those nations which were signatories of the United Nations Declaration on February 8, 1945, and those associated nations including Turkey which will have declared war by March 1, 1945.

To change this basis now and send out invitations before this group of nations have had an opportunity to declare war by March 1 would seriously disrupt existing arrangements.

You may be sure that we shall make every possible effort to issue the invitations as soon before March 1 as we can bring this group of nations within the definition qualifying them to receive invitations.