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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
(1937)

Italy,   pp. 435-506 PDF (27.1 MB)


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FOREIGN RELATIONS, 1937, VOLUME II
  Article 8. Separate agreement has been reached on the text of this
Article. It is understood that the text included in the draft treaty
provisions enclosed with the Department's instruction No. 163 of Au-
gust 9, 1937, is the text agreed upon. Confirmation is awaited that
the Italian Government is in accord with the Department's exposition
of certain points in the Article, as presented in Department's 184 of
Nov. 30.
  Article 9. Italy has accepted the American draft as last proposed by
this Government.
  Article 10. Agreement has already been reached on the text of this
Article.
  Articles 11,12 and 13. Italy has accepted the American drafts as last
proposed by this Government.
  Article 13 (b). Italy has accepted the American redraft.
  Articles 13 (c) and 13 (d). Italy has agreed to omit these two
articles.
  Article 13 (e). Italy has accepted the American redraft
  Article 13 (f). Italy has agreed to omit this Article.
  Article 13 (g). Italy has accepted the American redraft.
  Articles 14 and 15. Italy has accepted the American drafts as last
proposed by this Government.
  Article 16. Italy has accepted the American draft.
  Articles 17 and 18. Italy has accepted the American drafts as last
proposed by this Government.
  Article 19. The Department has now formulated treaty provisions to
conform with new legislation respecting neutrality. Accordingly, you
are requested to propose that the following sentence be added to para-
graph 1: "And it is agreed, further, that nothing in this Treaty shall
be construed to prevent the adoption or enforcement of measures
relating to neutrality".
  For your information and use, if necessary, we are proposing this
additional sentence as a precaution against a possible feeling on the
part of the Senate that the provisions of the Neutrality Act of May
1, 1937 42 would not be adequately safeguarded without it.
  With respect to the Italian proposal concerning preferences to
countries of the Danubian Basin and Albania, you are being instructed
in a separate telegram.
  Article 20. As regards the Italian comment concerning this Article,
it is pointed out that the language of the Article automatically raises
the question of the territorial application of the treaty. Up to now
the Italian Government has not offered a counter proposal to the
original American draft. Therefore, as a possible solution of the
problems involved, you may propose the following change in- the
  4250 Stat. 121.
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