The Times | 14 Gennaio, 1936
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The Times | January 14, 1936
Italy Taking Soundings FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT PARIS, JAN. 13 Signor Cerruti, the Italian Ambassador, to-day called on M. Laval, the Prime Minister, at the Quai d’Orsay. Other visitors were the Ambassadors of Belgium, Japan, and the United States. There is reason to believe that the conversation between M. Laval and Signor Cerruti related chiefly to the possibility of League intervention towards a settlement of the Abyssinian war. It is now possible to confirm the reports that Signor Mussolini is anxious for the League to appoint a committee of investi- gation to proceed to Abyssinia to report on conditions there. This proposal is in- spired by the hope that such a committee would produce a report which might lead to a basis of settlement acceptable to an Italy whose ambitions are beginning to show signs of modification. The Duce has made his hopes known tp M. Laval and has asked for his support, though without asking him to take the initiative in the matter. To the report that the task of submitting the suggestion had been ascribed to Belgium must be added another to the effect that M. Politis, the Greek Foreign Minister, has also been approached.
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