File No. 763.72/3261

The Minister in Cuba ( Gonzales ) to the Secretary of State


The President has handed me reply of Secretary of State, to my announcement on Sunday of the United States’ action, expressing most cordial sympathy of Cuba for the United States.

German Government yesterday delivered note to Cuba on the submarine warfare. Pending hearing from you, in reply [regard?] to when expedient to sever relations, they did not take that step, but have sent note of vehement protest opening way for severance of relations.