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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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would cease with the payments from the funds now in a special deposit
account before the matter is taken up with his Government. He
thought that this would be an indispensable condition to further con-
sideration of a compromise settlement.
  Mr. Moore stated that this would be discussed with the American
Agent and the counsel for the claimants and that he would inform
him of the results.
         The Department of State to the German Embassy
  This is to confirm what was stated to His Excellency the German
Ambassador when he called at the Department on June 1, 1937, with
respect to the sabotage claims.
  The Department of State strongly hopes that the work of the
Mixed Claims Commission may be speeded and perhaps brought to a
conclusion on the basis of the agreement recently entered into by
American claimants who were given awards by the Commission and
the so-called sabotage claimants, which the Ambassador has seen, that
agreement involving an approval of the Munich settlement. The
Department, of course, has in mind what the Ambassador stated
relative to the finality of any decision the Commission may render.
  WASHINGTON, June 7, 1937.
,Memorandum by the Assistant to the American Agent to the Mixed
    Claims Commission, United States and Germany (Martin)
                                     [WAshINGToN,] June 9, 1937.
  The German Agent and I had a conference about 11: 30 today in
relation to the settlement agreement of May 19 between the award-
holders and the sabotage claimants.
  The German Agent said in substance that he was just in receipt
of a cable from Berlin to the effect that after giving full considera-
tion to the terms of this agreement the German Government did not
feel that it was in a position to accept the terms thereof unless there
was a firm waiver by the awardholders and the sabotage claimants
under which (1) the awardholders would give up the entire unpaid
balance of their awards now owing; namely, approximately $60,800,-
000 as of March 31, 1937, this in consideration of their receiving
from the sabotage claimants under the terms of the agreement of

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