TRANSLATION - Page 3 and to the world. I am attributing all the more importance to it as my intelligence service has already given me some relevant information. Let us please jointly agree on a cable to be sent to the Department of State.' 4/ "That cable, however, was not sent to the United States govern- ment. In Mr. Grew's memoirs there appears under date of January 27, 1941, a different cable which seems intended to tone down or distract from the merit of the information which Minister Rivera Schreiber had furnished him personally. In that message the American Ambassador goes to the inexplicable extreme of saying that it5/ was made available by the Minister of Peru to a member of his Embassy staff. It is obvious that in view of the enormous importance of the information and Dr. Rivera Schreiber's high rank of Minister Plenipotentiary, in addition to his personal friendship with Mr. Grew, he6/ would not have communicated it to a subordinate functionary of the American Embassy. Mr. Grew's action is, there- fore, incomprehensible and inexplicable all the more as the Peruvian Minister in a friendly and disinterested manner was rendering an invaluable service to the United States and the Allied cause. "Dr. Rivera Schreiber now thinks it is perfectly clear that Mr. Grew distorted the truth as he was convinced that he was the prin- cipal party in the effort to prevent war between his country and Japan and that consequently he should not contradict his own opinions with the extremely serious information so entrusted to him. Confirming this impression, the Minister of Peru recalls that, in November 1941, i.e., ten months after his interview, Mr. Grew gave a farewell reception for the Ambassador of Poland and, answering a question of his7/ on the American Government's reaction and the measures it had adopted with regard to his report, the American diplomat literally said to him, ['] The time elapsed has lessened the merit of the information and that he was sure of the successful outcome of the Kurusu Mission to the United States, which he had encouraged, and that Dr. Rivera could be sure that there would be no war.[']8/ And he added, 'I have arranged to remain in Tokyo for four more years.'9/ "Twenty days later the attack on Pearl Harbor occurred exactly as pointed out in the information of January 26. _________________________ 4/ Tr.: The original English wording may not have been exactly as rendered here. 5/ Tr.: Presumably referring to the secret information. 6/ Tr.: Presumably referring to Minister Schreiber.