711.52/340: Telegram

The Ambassador in Spain (Hayes) to the Secretary of State

402. See my 389, February 4. Under Secretary Foreign Affairs assures me instructions have been issued to Ministry Industry and Commerce and other interested agencies to immediately suspend all exports of wolfram to any destination pending preparation of counter proposals to our request for wolfram embargo. Although he stated he is not in a position to divulge nature of these counter proposals he has the impression they include an agreement on the part of the Spanish Government to limit exports to Germany to a quantity not exceeding exports during 1943.