November 4, 1941
Re my #725 [a].
In view of the gravity of the present negotiations and in view of your request on instructions from me, Ambassador KURUSU is leaving-on the 7th by clipper to assist you. He will be your right-hand man in these parleys. He is carrying with him no additional instructions, so in order to prepare him for the talks, will you please tell him all, and I hope that you can, by all means, arrange for an interview between him and President ROOSEVELT.
By the way, will you please be sure to keep Ambassador KURUSU's activities strictly secret.
Army 24339 Trans. 11/4/41 (S)
[a] S.I.S. Nos. 24330, 31, 32.
(EXHIBITS OF JOINT COMMITTEE , EXHIBIT NO. 1 INTERCEPTED DIPLOMATIC MESSAGES SENT BY THE JAPANESE GOVERNMENT BETWEEN JULY l AND DECEMBER 8, 1941)