217 Mr R. G. Casey, Minister to the United States, to Mr S. M. Bruce, High Commissioner in London
Cablegram 16 WASHINGTON, 8 May 1940
I assume you saw Washington Embassy cable to FO No. 563  and are watching question of United Kingdom-Japanese discussions regarding trade with USSR etc. Here I only follow it from aspect of possible reactions on USA opinion. The U.S. Government would resent any proposal which tended to lessen the economic pressure they believe they are exercising on Japan. In my opinion essential to advise them fully and frankly before every move and inform them completely of reasons for it.