The Minister in Paraguay ( Howard ) to the Secretary of State
[Received 2:05 p.m.]
32. My 29, February 26, 6 p.m., last paragraph. I am reliably informed that the French Chargé d’Affaires has received instructions to accord recognition to the Franco regime concurrently with the Italian and British diplomatic representatives. The Spanish Minister has received somewhat similar instructions. The British Chargé has received no instructions. I understand in this connection that [Page 874] the Argentine Government has expressed the hope that the British Government will defer recognition until it is accorded by the mediatory states.