British Foreign Secretary tells German ambassador the Serbian reply meets Austria’s demands. If Austria now invades it proves she all along intended to provoke a military conflict.
He tells the ambassador Germany should use its influence in Vienna to have the Serbian reply regarded either as satisfactory or as a basis for negotiation. This is Britain’s third mediation proposal.
German ambassador advises Berlin that Germany should not count on British neutrality.
Foreign Secretary tells the cabinet he is making Britain’s position as a mediator as strong as possible by keeping the opposing powers uncertain as to what Britain will do if mediation fails and there is a war.