840.48 Refugees/4014: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Minister in Portugal (Fish)

1221. Your 1557, July 15, 1 p.m., and 1565, July 16, 5 p.m. Please express to Dr. Salazar our regret for this evident misunderstanding but explain that we are deeply concerned for the continuing transit of these groups and hope that he will grant his approval in principle, with the understanding that our missions in Madrid and Lisbon will do their utmost to see that the Portuguese Government is provided timely and accurate information on these movements in future. Report by cable Portuguese reaction, keeping Madrid informed.