740.00112A European War, 1939/10509: Telegram

The Chargé in the United Kingdom (Matthews) to the Secretary of State

2088. Department’s 93, January 8,14 stating Department considering extension of Proclaimed List to Iran and Iraq in near future and last paragraph Embassy’s despatch 3053, March 10.14 Of the other territories where the Statutory List but not the Proclaimed List is applicable (Afghanistan, Andorra, Eire, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Spanish Morocco and Tangier) Embassy believes that Liechtenstein, Spanish Morocco and Tangier are the most important insofar as the immediate extension of the Proclaimed List is concerned. Numbers of cases from those areas have been recently considered by the Black List Committee which in deciding them has expressed a desire for the concurrence of the American representatives in the field. Will the Department, therefore, kindly telegraph list of territories to which the Proclaimed List will be extended in the near future?15 There have also been some cases from Spanish and Portuguese possessions in Africa—particularly Angola—where although the Proclaimed List applies the United States does not maintain Foreign Service establishments.

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  3. Telegram No. 2197, May 15, 1942, midnight, to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom, stated that the Department was considering extension of the Proclaimed List to certain of these countries but was not yet prepared to take such action.