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United States Department of State / Foreign relations of the United States diplomatic papers, 1937. The British Commonwealth, Europe, Near East and Africa

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the meaning in application of the provisions of Article 8, you will
submit for its consideration within the next few days a memorandum
of interpretation. The Department will cable you this memorandum
early next week.
  The receipt of a satisfactory reply, after affirmation on the part
of the Italian Government that our understanding of Article 8 is
identical will constitute an adequate temporary arrangement for gov-
erning commercial relations between the two countries during the
period specified in your note.
711.652/128: Telegram
   The Ambassador in Italy (Phillips) to the Secretary of State
                                 ROME, November 29, 1937-noon.
                             [Received November 29-8:12 a. m.]
  491. Department's telegram No. 183, November 27, 6 p. m. In dis-
cussing the terms of the temporary arrangement with the Italian
authorities this morning they agree in principle to the arrangement
but request a delay of a few days before proceeding to the exchange
of notes in order that it may be determined whether it will be possible
to sign the treaty this week or early next week. In that event they
would prefer to enter into the temporary arrangement at the same
time which would require a slight modification in the wording of our
  They are most anxious to resume negotiations on the treaty points
still remaining at issue-and hope that the Embassy will shortly receive
instructions on these points.
711.652/127b: Telegram
   The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Italy (Phillips)
                        WASHINGTON, November 30, 1937-6 p. m.
  184. Department's 183, November 27. In order to prevent any pos-
sible misunderstanding concerning the meaning of certain provisions
of Article VIII of the proposed treaty please discuss the matter orally
with the appropriate officials of the Italian Government explaining
the understanding of this Government as set forth in the following
Precis and ascertain whether the understanding of the Italian Govern-
ment on these points is the same as our own. Please give to the
Italian officials a copy of the Precis:
     982609-54- 31

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