811.20 Defense (M) Portugal/1442: Telegram

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

683. The British Ambassador saw the Secretary General of Foreign Office yesterday in the matter of the temporary embargo on wolfram exports to Germany. According to Campbell while Sampaio was not of course in a position to commit the Portuguese Government to anything he was impressed though worried. Sampaio indicated that Salazar had summoned for a meeting the chief officials concerned with this question.

I shall follow up this démarche at the beginning of next week by which time the matter should have been given full consideration by the Portuguese Government.