What did the Zimmerman telegram say?

What did the Zimmerman telegram say? The telegram instructed Eckardt that if the United States appeared certain to enter the war, he was to approach the Mexican government with a proposal for military alliance with funding from Germany. The decoded telegram was follows: We intend to begin on the first of February unrestricted submarine warfare.

What was the message in the Zimmerman telegram? In the telegram, intercepted and deciphered by British intelligence in January 1917, Zimmermann instructed the ambassador, Count Johann von Bernstorff, to offer significant financial aid to Mexico if it agreed to enter any future U.S-German conflict as a German ally.