File No. 837.156/132.


The following reply regarding bridge has been received from the Cuban Secretary of State:

Since the bill in question has been enacted by Congress and approved by the President, the latter has no means at his disposal for suspending its effect; but he intends to defer its execution for a reasonable period in the confident hope that the United States will promptly complete its study of the matter and, if there are no objections to so doing, communicate its findings to the Government of Cuba.