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  In cases where unanimity is not secured voting shall be by roll call.
  6. The reports of Commissions in respect of each Treaty shall be
submitted in the following order: Political and Territorial Com-
mission, Military Commission, Economic Commission.
  Presidents and Rapporteurs of the Commissions concerned will be
available to assist the President of the Conference.
  7. No explanation of the reasons for casting a vote will be permitted
and no new amendment may be proposed. Delegations however will be
free to ask for the insertion in the minutes of the meeting, of the
observations explaining their attitude or the reasons of their vote
concerning any matter examined by the Conference.
  8. The time allotted to the consideration of each draft Treaty shall
be:
  -three days for the draft Peace Treaty with Italy;
  -one day for each of the drafts of the Treaties with the Balkan
States and Finland.
  In the light of this timetable the Conference will decide how many
sessions it need hold in the course of each day.
  9. In respect of any questions which have not been dealt with in
present Rules of Procedure, the President shall apply the Rules of
Procedure of the Conference and those of the General Assembly of the
United Nations.
  10. A record of the recommendations adopted by the Plenary Con-
ference will be drawn up, in accordance with the provisions of Article
VI (a) of the Rules of Procedure of the Conference.
  11. The record of recommendations and the minutes of the plenary
sessions will be presented to the Council of Foreign Ministers.



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VII. UNITED STATES DELEGATION PAPERS



740.00119 EW/7-3146
    The Italian Ambassador (Tarchiani) to the Acting Secretary
                            of State

No. 8550                              WASHINGTON, July 31, 1946.
  DEAR MR. ACrING SECRETARY: I wish to draw your attention to a
question which my Government instructed me to immediately take up
with the Department of State.
  The Preamble of the draft of the Peace treaty submitted by the Big
Four to the Paris Conference does not contain any reference what-
soever to an event of major importance, that is, the declaration of war
by Italy against Japan which took place on July 13th, 1945.
  I wish to recall here that the conversations about the Italian declara-
tion of war took place in Washington, between the Department of
State and this Embassy. 'In fact during the first months of 1945, the
Italian Government informed, through me, the United States Gov-
ernment of their intention to participate in the war against Japan.
The Department of State, not only expressed its appreciation, but
also took steps for securing that a similar attitude be taken by the
British and Russian Governments.
  The Department of State did not limit itself to the above, but
encouraged further Italy to take such a decision.1
  I was myself repeatedly requested to interpret to my Government
this American wish and I deem it opportune to recall now the follow-
ing statement which, on the 26th of June, 1945, I was requested to
communicate to Rome: "The American Government is of the opinion
that a declaration of war on Japan at the present moment would im-
prove Italy's political and juridical situation with respect to the next
meeting of the Big Three as well as with respect to the United
Nations."
  On July 7, 1945, the Undersecretary of State, Mr. Grew, sent me a
letter following a conversation we had on the same day, saying that
Italian declaration of war "will be greeted with approval by the
American people" and adding: "the American Government naturally
hopes that the announcement will be made at an early date".

'For documentation on United States approval of the Italian declaration of
war against Japan, see Foreign Relations, 1945, vol. iv, pp. 955 ff.
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