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Parent Collaboration Between Japan, Germany and Italy Volume III
Date 23 February 1940
Language English
Collection Tavenner Papers & IMTFE Official Records
Box Box 15
Folder Japan, Germany, Italy Collaboration Vol 3
Repository University of Virginia Law Library
neutrality in case of a conflict with Germany or Italy. "Text of the draft of the Pact and the appertaining papers will be specially telegraphed to you for your personal information.especially. (Foreign Minister of the German Reich)11 (b) Document-223Q, (Exhibit No. ), "Events Leading up to World War II,n page 191: 11 May 22 /1939/* Germany and Italy signed formal treaty of military alliance. (For Italy it was alliance with Germany or humiliation; an answer to encirclement; German renunciation of South Tyrol; German pressure . . .)" (8) In April 1939 RIBBENTROP advised Ambassadors OSHIMA and SHIRATORI that if negotiations for the Tripartite Alliance were delayed too long it might become necessary for Germany to consider a non-aggression pact with Russia. Such a pact was concluded between Germany and the Soviet Union on 23 August 1939. Upon the conclusion of this pact, the Japanese Foreign Minister advised the German Ambassador: “(1) that all negotiations regarding a Tripartite Pact are completely ended with the conclusion of the non-aggression pact, and (2) that the Japanese Government declares that the non-aggression pact with Russia constitutes a violation of the secret agreement attached to the Anti-Comintern Pact and