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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
The two countries. (Article III) The protocol attached to this pact provides that the government officials concerned of the two countries shall closely cooperate with each other in exchanging intelligence about the Comintern's activities and in effecting educational and defensive measures against the Comintern, and take strict measures, within the scope of the present laws, against those who, either within or without the country, directly or indirectly work for the Comintern or assist in its destructive operations, and that in order to facilitate the cooperation between the government officials concerned of the two nations, a standing committee shall be established to study and discuss various measures necessary for preventing the Comintern's destructive operations. "II. Secret Pact Attached to the Pact against the Communist Internationale. This pact has as its object the protection of the common interests of both Japan and Germany against the armed pressure exerted by the Soviet Union. The signatory powers agree that in case one of the signatory powers is attacked or threatened with attack by the Soviet Union without provocation, the other signatory party shall refrain from taking any measure likely to result in any diminution of the burden of the Soviet Union's position, and the two signatories shall immediately discuss measures to be taken for the protection of their mutual interests.(Article I) The signatories further agree not to conclude, during the continuation of this pact, any political treaties with the Soviet Union which contravene the spirit fo this pact, without mutual consent. (Article II) The official text of the pact shall be written in both Japanese and German, the pact shall be put into effect simultaneously with, and