711.00 Statement July 16, 1937/180a: Telegram

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

373. On Sunday morning next24 we are publishing a series of comments from governments on the Secretary’s statement of July 16, which was contained in radio bulletin No. 164 of that date.

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We have discussed the matter with Ambassador de los Rios, who concurs in our hope that we will be able to include a message of endorsement of these principles from the Spanish Government. To do this it will be necessary for us to receive such a message at the latest by noon Saturday; I fear that if it were published at a later date it would be less effective than if included with the replies of probably 50 other nations.

  1. August 15.