767.68119/1–946: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Turkey (Wilson)


28. Urtel 34 received Jan. 9.23 Report that Secretary took new Straits proposals to London is without any foundation. Question remains as reported to you and we know of no reason to expect any developments during London meeting. Dept is not contemplating taking any further initiative in the matter at present. Our proposals to Turkey suggested that international conference to revise Montreux Convention seemed advisable and that we would attend such conference if invited. Initiative in calling such a conference may be taken under existing convention by any States signatory thereto.

Sent to Ankara. Repeated to London and Moscow.24

  1. Not printed.
  2. As Nos. 296 and 59, respectively.