In the affidavit of Marshal Ion Antonescu, read in the IG-Farben trial (1947-1948), he stated that the agreement to accede to the Covenant had been concluded before his visit to Berlin on 22 November 1940. [8] On May 25, 1950, in order to stabilize the ceasefire agreements and control the flow of arms to the Middle East, France, Great Britain and the United States announced their decision to stabilize the situation in the region by an agreement between them, not to supply arms to a state that has aggressive plans. They also agreed to take measures, both inside and outside the Communities, to prevent the ceasefire lines from being altered. Here is the text of the statement. ARTICLE II. It was decided to form a “Permanent Council of Tripartite Powers”, but for two months nothing happened. Only the Italians, whom the Japanese were suspicious of, insisted that cooperation be strengthened. [23] The Tripartite Pact was the culmination of a series of agreements between Germany, Japan and Italy. . . .