740.00112 EW/4–1145: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Winant)

2806. ReDepts 2501, March 31. Reply has now been received from Joint Chiefs of Staff which substantially restates position previously expressed regarding relief shipments into enemy-occupied territory. Department is putting this matter up to White House for final decision. I realize fully the embarrassment involved in requesting further postponement of meeting with British but in circumstances I suggest that such a postponement be obtained pending receipt of reply from White House.