852.51/501: Telegram

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

187. My 186. Since my instructions regarding possible aid to Spain emphasize that such assistance would be predicated upon the maintenance of Spanish neutrality,7 and since the declaration of non-belligerence by the Spanish Government has, in the strict sense, terminated Spain’s neutral status, urgently request new instructions regarding my interview with Franco.

Will appreciate these instructions by tonight at latest since the interview may take place tomorrow.

  1. See instruction dated May 28, p. 803.