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Parent Collaboration Between Japan, Germany and Italy - Volume II
Date 25 November 1941
Language English
Collection Tavenner Papers & IMTFE Official Records
Box Box 15
Folder Japan, Germany, Italy Collaboration Vol 2
Repository University of Virginia Law Library
putting into effect an embargo on the export of arms, ammunition, and implements of mr to the two belligerent nations and restrictions on travel by United States citizens on vessels of the belligerents. Upon issuing these proclamations on October 5* 1935> the President stated that 'any of our people who voluntarily engage in transactions of any character with either of the belligerents do so at their own risk’ wThe League of Nations, after deciding that Italy had violated its obligations under the Covenant, recom¬mended to its members a number of commercial and financial sanctions against Italy* While sanctions were under consideration, it was reported that the League might ask non*League countries to participate. Thereupon the Secretary of State instructed the United States representatives at Geneva, on October 9, 1935f that he considered it advisable for the League to understand that definite measures had already been taken by the United States in accordance with our own limitations and policies; that these measures included the restriction of commercial and financial transactions with the belligerents; and that we desired to follow our course independently, in the light of developing circumstances. A week later the Secretary again sent instructions explaining the attitude of the United States toward cooperation with other governments or with the League of Nations in relation to the Italian-Ethiopian