740.00119 PW/5–1945: Telegram

The Ambassador in Portugal (Baruch) to the Secretary of State

1089. Embtel 990, May 7, noon.…9a has again been approached by DNB representative … who stated that Inouye, Japanese Counselor here, inquired whether there had been any results following … last approach.

We have informed … that when he next sees … he should inform Inouye that unless Inouye is (a) acting under instructions, (b) can produce satisfactory evidence of his authority and (c) is prepared to propose unconditional surrender, no further contact with … on this subject is desired.… may add that we do not propose to act as channel for transmission of Japanese propaganda to Washington.

My British and Chinese colleagues have been apprised of foregoing.

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