681.003/142: Telegram

The Chargé in the United Kingdom (Atherton) to the Secretary of State

41. Embassy’s telegram 27,37 Foreign Office informs the Embassy as follows:

Notes regarding French Zone of Morocco and Tangier Zone were exchanged with the French yesterday in London.
Arrangement is not to come into effect until a date to be fixed later by mutual agreement.
Foreign Office states it will not consent to making the agreement on the French Zone effective except simultaneously with those on the Tangier Zone and Spanish Zone.
Agreement on the Tangier Zone must be approved by the Tangier Legislative Assembly and the Tangier Committee of Control under the Statute of 1923.38
The agreement on the Spanish Zone has not yet been reached.

  1. January 21, 6 p.m., p. 1005.
  2. Convention Regarding the Organization of the Statute of the Tangier Zone, signed at Paris by France, Great Britain, and Spain, December 18, 1923, League of Nations Treaty Series, vol. xxviii, p. 541; for correspondence concerning invitation to the United States to adhere to the convention, see Foreign Relations, 1924, vol. ii, p. 456, and ibid., 1925, vol. ii, p. 590.