[Cairo Communiqué]

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PLEASE SAFEGUARD AGAINST PREMATURE RELEASE OR PUBLICATION.

The following communique is for automatic release at 7:30 P.M., E.W.T., on Wednesday, December 1, 1943.

Extraordinary precautions must be taken to hold this communication absolutely confidential and secret until the hour set for automatic release.

No intimation can be given its contents nor shall its contents be the subject of speculation or discussion on the part of anybody receiving it, prior to the hour of release.

Radio commentators and news broadcasters are particularly cautioned not to make the communication the subject of speculation before the hour of release for publication.

STEPHEN EARLY
Secretary to the President

President Roosevelt, Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek and Prime Minister Churchill, together with their respective military and diplomatic advisers, have completed a conference in North Africa.

The following general statement was issued:

"The several military missions have agreed upon future military operations against Japan. The Three Great Allies expressed their resolve to bring unrelenting pressure against their brutal enemies by sea, land, and air. This pressure is already rising.

"The Three Great Allies are fighting this war to restrain and punish the aggression of Japan. They covet no gain for themselves and have no thought of territorial expansion. It is their purpose that Japan shall be stripped of all the islands in the Pacific which she has seized or occupied since the beginning of the first World War in 1914, and that all the territories Japan has stolen from the Chinese, such as Manchuria, Formosa, and The Pescadores, shall be restored to the Republic of China. Japan will also be expelled from all other territories which she has taken by violence and greed. The aforesaid three great powers, mindful of the enslavement of the people of Korea, are determined that in due course Korea shall become free and independent.

"With these objects in view the three Allies, in harmony with those of the United Nations at war with Japan, will continue to persevere in the serious and prolonged operations necessary to procure the unconditional surrender of Japan."


以下は上記文書の日本語訳です(一部、翻訳されていません)。「日本外交年表並主要文書」下巻、外務省編(1966)から転載しました。

「ローズヴェルト」大統領、蒋介石大元帥及「チャーチル」総理大臣ハ、各自ノ軍事及外交顧問ト共ニ北「アフリカ」ニ於テ会議ヲ終了シ左ノ一般的声明ヲ発セラレタリ

各軍事使節ハ日本国ニ対スル将来ノ軍事行動ヲ協定セリ
三大同盟国ハ海路陸路及空路ニ依リ其ノ野蛮ナル敵国ニ対シ仮借ナキ弾圧ヲ加フルノ決意ヲ表明セリ右弾圧ハ既ニ増大シツツアリ
三大同盟国ハ日本国ノ侵略ヲ制止シ且之ヲ罰スル為今次ノ戦争ヲ為シツツアルモノナリ右同盟国ハ自国ノ為ニ何等ノ利得ヲモ欲求スルモノニ非ス又領土拡張ノ何等ノ念ヲモ有スルモノニ非ス
右同盟国ノ目的ハ日本国ヨリ千九百十四年ノ第一次世界戦争ノ開始以後ニ於テ日本国カ奪取シ又ハ占領シタル太平洋ニ於ケル一切ノ島嶼ヲ剥奪スルコト並ニ満洲、台湾及澎湖島ノ如キ日本国カ清国人ヨリ盗取シタル一切ノ地域ヲ中華民国ニ返還スルコトニ在リ
日本国ハ又暴力及貧慾ニ依リ日本国ノ略取シタル他ノ一切ノ地域ヨリ駆逐セラルヘシ

前記三大国ハ朝鮮ノ人民ノ奴隷状態ニ留意シ軈テ朝鮮ヲ自由且独立ノモノタラシムルノ決意ヲ有ス
右ノ目的ヲ以テ右三同盟国ハ同盟諸国中日本国ト交戦中ナル諸国ト協調シ日本国ノ無条件降伏ヲ齎スニ必要ナル重大且長期ノ行動ヲ続行スヘシ」
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