740.0011 European War 1939/3751: Telegram

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

186. My No. 182, June 12, 5 p.m. All of the local press today carry the following:

“The following decree will appear today in the Boletín Oficial:

Article 1. The following agreement of the Council of Ministers is made public: The hostilities having extended to the Mediterranean by the entrance of Italy into war against France and England the Government has decided upon the non-belligerency of Spain in the conflict.

Done in the Pardo the 12th of June, 1940. Signed Francisco Franco and the Minister of Foreign Affairs Juan Beigbeder Atienza.”