740.0011 PW/6–1445: Telegram
The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the Soviet Union (Harriman)
“US Govt would welcome declaration of war on Japan by Ital Govt. It is, of course, understood that such declaration of war would entail no commitment on part of Allied Govts to allocate Allied resources or shipping to Italy for prosecution of hostilities against Japan.”
Brit Govt being informed of this instruction to you with request its Embassy Moscow support it. Similar communications are being made to French Govt. For your info we intend on Saturday11 to send reply to Ital Embassy and instruct Rome to inform Advisory Council for Italy.
Sent Moscow as 1304, rptd Rome as 994.