740.0011 European War 1939/10113: Telegram

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

338. My 337, April 19, 6 p.m.2 The failure of the Foreign Minister to clearly define his Government’s policy as set forth in my telegram under reference, the tenor of recent editorial comment as previously reported, the repercussion of news from Greece, and the apparently general opinion of my American colleagues, gained by a canvass, that important decisions concerning Spanish-Axis relations will be shortly made and acted upon by this Government, make me feel that it would be highly desirable that the various American Republics represented here (within the limits of their declared policies in the present struggle against aggression) make their views known to the Spanish Government especially to the end that its neutrality be maintained. And this at the earliest moment.

A military collapse in Greece or even a stalemate there would be controlling and hastening factors designed for German-Spanish cooperation and action.