852.24/730: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in France (Bullitt)

384. Your no. 970, June 21, noon. The Department has received information indicating that an attempt is being made to purchase large numbers of used planes for immediate shipment to Spain. We are expecting to receive applications for export licenses falsely indicating France as the ultimate destination. Licenses will not be issued. There is no foundation for the statement that this Government has approved the proposed transaction.