852.75 National Telephone Company/81: Telegram

The Ambassador in Spain (Laughlin) to the Secretary of State

105. Your, 108, December 4, 11 a.m. Following is text of my note of today’s date:

“Supplementing my note No. 590 of December 3, 1932, which acknowledged the receipt of Your Excellency’s communication No. 231 of the same day, I have the honor to apprise you that further instructions from my Government in the matter of American interests in the National Telephone Company of Spain have now reached me.

Pursuant to these instructions I regret to have to repeat that the situation remains as defined in my note of November 17th [23rd] since I am to say that my Government cannot consider Your Excellency’s note of December 3rd as altering in any sense whatsoever its position as set forth therein.

I avail myself, et cetera.”