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LEAGUE OF NATIONS.

VIEWS OF LORD ROBERT CECIL

. PARIS, April 30.. Addressing British correspondents to-night Lord Robert Cecil said he did not consider either tlie Monroe- Doctrine clause or the stipulation regarding the right of withdrawal as weakening tlie League of -Nations Covenant. xou could not anyhow force a nation to; remain in the League against its will," he said. -'As regards the* Monroe Doctrine it has never been applied except-to prevent European' nations introducing. European politics into America. It is .absurd to maintain that the Covenant ever contemplated such a purpose." |

Referring to the Japanese amendment Lord Cecil said, he was of opinion: [that there had been no lack of recognition of Japan in the Covenant.. Indeed, Japan had been given a prominent position in the Lea-rue, namely, on the Qpuncil', a fact which certainly admitted the national equality of Japan with other nations in the clear- ] est and strongest possible way. I

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LEAGUE OF NATIONS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9600, 3 May 1919

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LEAGUE OF NATIONS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9600, 3 May 1919

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