811.7353b W 52/138: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Great Britain (Wheeler)

165. Your 250, June 26, 4 p.m.

The Department will not oppose the proposed agreement. Department has been actuated in its efforts to assist American cable companies to obtain concession in the Azores by desire to place them in the Azores in a position no less advantageous than that enjoyed by British companies. If American companies desire to accept less than Department has endeavored to assist them to obtain they are at liberty to do so and must accept consequences and assume responsibility for their action.

The Department observes that it is not clear from the second paragraph of the offer whether that paragraph relates to all traffic originating in European countries or whether the paragraph is limited to unordered traffic.