711.00111 Armament Control/1716: Telegram

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

468. Press report on our policy reading “Loyalist Spain will continue to be denied arms from America while the rebels still receive them from Germany and Italy who are both free to buy from America” echoes complaints that have been made to me. Practically certain if Germany and Italy are buying war material in America it is for use in Spain against which both are waging war. If our records show Germany and Italy are not receiving war material from us I could use the fact discreetly and effectively with our more important critics here.