740.00119 European War 1939/1972: Telegram
The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Spain (Hayes)
2462. Your no. 3346 November 15.42 The Department concurs fully with the sense of your observations to the Secretary of the Rumanian Legation and your entire treatment of his approach is approved. In accordance with agreed procedure an account of the conversation is being communicated to the British and Soviet Embassies for transmission to their respective governments.
For your information, in one instance in which OSS asked the Department for
its views in connection with a somewhat similar approach to an OSS
representative in Bern it was suggested that language in the following
general terms be employed in providing guidance for use in the event of any
further approaches through these channels:
The Rumanians have made various peace overtures in Stockholm, Bern, Istanbul and Lisbon. You will be kept currently informed of any future developments that may be reported from these points.
- Not printed, but see aide-mémoire dated November 18, supra. ↩