Late morning: Bethmann replies to Lichnowsky’s
Posted on July 27th, 1914 by admin
Late morning: Bethmann replies to Lichnowsky’s telegram about Grey’s four-power ambassadors’ conference proposal.
He rejects the idea. He says a conference is too close to summoning Austria before a European court of justice in her case with Serbia.
Germany will consent to international mediation only in the event of an Austro-Russian crisis. He thinks that Sazonov’s suggestion for direct talks is a better idea. [More]