852.75 National Telephone Co./330: Telegram
The Ambassador in Spain ( Weddell ) to the Secretary of State
[Received April 4—9:13 a.m.]
62. I have requested interview with the Caudillo as directed by the Department’s 36, April 2, 7 p.m.
In order that statements made in aide-mémoire may be more exactly in accordance with the facts I request authority to amend section 2 thereof to read as follows:
“Relying upon the foregoing assurances and upon the good faith of the Spanish Government, the Government of the United States has expected that the management and control of its properties would be restored to the International Telephone and Telegraph Company, as the majority shareholders and in accordance with the terms of the existing contract with the Spanish State. Up to the present, however, no action has been taken for the restoration of these properties to the representatives of the majority shareholders despite continuous efforts over a period of several months on their part to reach an amicable understanding with the appropriate Spanish authorities.”