681.003/156: Telegram

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

15. Department’s 15, February 21, 6 p.m. Informed by Foreign Office that matter had been referred to Spanish High Commissioner at Tetuan and until a reply was received it could not make a reply. Foreign Office stated it was pressing for an answer and expected a reply within 10 days. Attributed delay to indifference of High Commissioner to our recognition of the Spanish Zone unless question of capitulations was included in agreement.