Shortly after: Schoen telegrams Berlin saying Bienvenu-Martin personally
Posted on July 26th, 1914 by admin
Shortly after: Schoen telegrams Berlin saying Bienvenu-Martin personally “is most willing to exercise a quietening influence in St Petersburg now that, by the Austrian declaration that no annexation is intended, the conditions for doing so had been created”. He could not make a formal statement because he must first consult the absent French Prime Minister.
He asked if there could not also be a question of quietening at Vienna as Serbia had apparently yielded on most points and this made room for negotiations. He considers Sazonov’s idea that all the powers acting together could pass judgement on Serbia is “juridicially hardly tenable”.
Bienvenu-Martin’s sympathetic attitude is in stark contrast to what the French have said and are saying in St Petersburg.