740.0011 EW 1939/7–744: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Acting Representative to the Provisional Government of the French Republic at Algiers (Lawton)

2162. The following refers to Murphy’s 2307, July 7, and is being repeated to Kirk.

The status of San Marino was described in the Department’s 2128, July 7. Neither the Republic of Andorra nor Principality of Liechtenstein has been occupied or used by the enemy as far as is known. Therefore, they have the same neutral status as Spain and Switzerland which they respectively border. If the neutrality of any of these states is violated by the enemy, the military authorities must of course take whatever counter-measures are required. However, you should impress upon them the highly unfortunate repercussions of any unwarranted attack.

Monaco has been considered enemy-occupied territory since November 1942.