690D.116/6: Telegram

The Chargé in France (Murphy) to the Secretary of State

279. Department’s 135, February 27, 11 a.m. Lagarde46 has promised to look without delay into the question of exemption from exchange and import restrictions of American goods ordered before December 3. He freely admits the force of the argument that the restrictions should not apply to goods on order before the effective date of the Syrian control and has given us to understand that he will do his utmost to obtain a satisfactory decision.

  1. Antoine Lagarde, Deputy Director of the Office of Near East and African Affairs, French Ministry for Foreign Affairs.