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3110 RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF STATES. DECEMBER 26,1933. of these acts and utterances and shall not do so. Every observing ~erson must by this time thoroughly understand that under the Roosevelt administration the United States Government is as much opposed as any other government to interference with the freedom, the sovereignty, or other internal aifairs or processes of the govern- ments of other nations. "In addition to numerous acts and utterances in connection with the carrying out of these doctlines and policies, President Roosevelt, during recent weeks, gave out a public statement expressing his dis- position to open negotiations with the Cuban Government for the purpose of dealing with the treaty which has existed since 1903. I feel safe in undertaking to say that under our support of the general principle of nonintervention as has been suggested, no government need fear any intervention on the part of the United States under the Roosevelt administration. I think it unfortunate that durin~ the brief period of this conference there is apparently not time WIthin which to prepare interpretations and defimtIOns of these fundamental terms that are embraced in the report. Such definitions and inter- pretations would, enable every government to proceed in a uniform way without any'difference of opinion or of interpretations. I hope that at the earliest possible date such very important work will be done. In the meantime in case of differences of interpretations and also until they (the proposed doctrines and principles) can be worked out and codified for the common use of every government, I desire to say that the United States Government in all of its international associations and relationships and conduct will follow scrupulously the doctrines and policies which it has pursued since March 4, which are embodied in the different addresses of President Roosevelt since that time and in the recent peace address of myself on the 15th day of December before this conference and in the law of nations as gen- erally recognized and accepted.", was deposited with the Pan American Union on July 13, 1934, m~~caJ!~~bVi~. Do- AND WHEREAS, the said convention has been duly ratified also by the Dominican Republic, whose ratification thereof was deposited with the Pan American Union on December 26,1934, onlwhich day the convention, pursuant to a provision in Article 14 thereof, entered into force between the United States of America and the Dominican Proclamation. Republic; Now, THEREFORE, be it known that I, Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States of America, have caused the said con- vention to be made public to the end that the same and every article and clause thereof may be observed and fulfilled with good faith by the United States of America and the citizens thereof subject to the reservation aforesaid. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States of America to be affixed. DONE at the city of Washington this eighteenth day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and thirty- [SEAL] five and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and fifty-ninth. By the President: CORDELl, HULL Secretarv of State. FRANKIJN D ROOSEVELT