811.20 Defense (M) Portugal/1444: Telegram

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

852. For Secretary and Matthews. British Ambassador has returned to Lisbon with instructions to seek a permanent embargo on exports of wolfram to Germany details regarding which London is said to have made available to the Department. However, Campbell indicated that no decision had yet been reached in London as to what further action would be taken if Salazar did not initially accede to this request.

Campbell will defer discussing controversial Azores matters until after making this démarche.