The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Spain (Hayes)
Washington, January 7, 1943—4 p.m.
32. Legation at Tangier reports that there may be a move on the part of the Vichy authorities to send consular representatives to Tangier in Spanish Morocco. For obvious reasons this would be undesirable and you are requested to mention to the Spanish Foreign Office that it would be inopportune at this time to recognize a Vichy Consul in Spanish North Africa.