740.00116 P.W./7–3045

The Secretary of State to the Swiss Chargé (Grässli)

The Secretary of State presents his compliments to the Chargé d’Affaires ad interim of Switzerland in charge of Japanese interests in the United States with the exception of the Territory of Hawaii and acknowledges the receipt of the Legation’s note dated July 30, 1945 (Reference: I–10) transmitting the text of a communication from the Japanese Government concerning alleged attacks by United States [Page 474]aircraft upon various Japanese cities. It is noted that certain non-military objectives are said to have been damaged during these attacks.