The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Germany (Kirk)
287. Your 631, July 11, 9 p.m. and 632, July 11, 10 p.m. Our action and procedure in applying for an exequatur for Linnell was taken without consultation with any other government. Our request for an exequatur for the principal officer at Prague was solely for the purpose of providing for the continuance of consular facilities in the Prague region. If you perceive no objection, you may orally inform Weizsaecker that you had assumed that such was the case and that you have been informed by your Government that your assumption was correct. You may add that it would be a matter of deep regret to your Government if the German authorities refused to permit our Consulate General to continue to function in Prague.
In the circumstances, we prefer that you not consult with your British and French colleagues regarding this matter.