641.116/2557: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in the United Kingdom (Johnson)

172. This Department and Department of Agriculture need further details of the arrangement between the British and Turkish Governments regarding tobacco purchases. If an agreement has been concluded, transmit copies by mail if available and also copies of all other pertinent documents. Cable replies to the following: (1) Are purchases of Turkish tobacco to be made by the British Government or through private traders? (2) Does arrangement require use in Britain or permit resale or reexport? (3) With reference to second paragraph of your 2672, December 20, 4 p.m., have there been any further developments on the admixture scheme? This information is needed in connection with extensive discussions of the question between the British Embassy here and the Department, the substance of which will be cabled to you shortly.