852.48/1426: Telegram

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

379. The Foreign Minister16 informed me this morning that, in the absence of unforeseen developments, all French refugees will be allowed to continue their journey through Spain, on the theory that France is now non-belligerent. The Spanish Red Cross has been designated to assist in their evacuation.

I urge again that these refugees not be denied entry into North Africa. Any further screening necessary in North Africa should be [Page 261] done by the North African authorities. My 350, February 11, 9 p.m.17

Repeated to Algiers for Murphy.18

  1. Gen. Francisco Gómez Jordana.
  2. Not printed.
  3. Robert D. Murphy, Personal Representative of President Roosevelt in North Africa.