The Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Winant) to the Secretary of State
[Received December 19—5:10 p.m.]
13285. Dept’s 10694, Dec. 10, received Dec. 13. We discussed its contents today with Perowne, head of South American Dept.
Perowne said that a report of conversation between Mr. Braden and Hadow was received by Foreign Office on Dec 5 and that this report with related documents was now with Noel Baker, Minister of State. [Page 261] He added that Noel Baker’s observations would soon be available and then a considered Foreign Office statement on questions of arms and defense would be given US.
For the present Perowne added he could assure us that British Govt was equally concerned with any armaments race starting and equally interested in taking prompt steps to arrest any developments of that nature.
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