702.5181/28: Telegram

The Chargé at Tangier (Childs) to the Secretary of State

427. My 374, March 8, and 382, March 9.41 My French colleague has been informed by Algiers that the French North African representative in Madrid has learned that Pietri, Vichy Ambassador there, has been informed by Count Jordana that the Spanish Government considers the sending to Tangier of Genty as inopportune.

The French Consul General came in to thank me for the representations of our Government on this subject which he considers had been responsible for the Spanish Government’s decision.

Sent to the Department; repeated to Madrid, to Algiers, Casablanca.

  1. Latter not printed.