The Chargé in Switzerland (Huddle) to the Secretary of State
[Received 6:10 p.m.]
731. American Interests—Japan. Your telegram 3007, August 31.11 Swiss note January 29 states Gorgé reported telegraphically January 23 that Japanese Foreign Minister12 replied to message contained in telegram under reference as follows:
Investigation, which was extremely difficult in present conditions, revealed that no Japanese forces corresponding to descriptions in Department’s communication were stationed in the region of Aitape and that he could not admit accusations made in Department’s communication.