740.00119 P.W./4–645: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Minister in Sweden ( Johnson )

710. As it seems possible that the Legation may receive further information along the lines of that reported in its telegrams 1288, April 6, 5 p.m., and 1313, April 7, 8 p.m., for your own information the Department is interested in being informed of such indications of Japanese trends of thought. Although the Department desires that the Legation show no interest or take any initiative in pursuit of the matter because to do so might be misconstrued as indicating room for modification of this Government’s demand for unconditional surrender, there would be no objection if, in reference to this or future communications of this nature, the Legation as on its own initiative were to express orally its own thanks for the courtesy of the Swedish Government in the matter.