711.52/463: Telegram

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

110. Legation’s 107, May 8. In discussing Madrid settlement today with Castillo, he again intimated that Orgaz would act only on direct orders from Franco. He said he, Castillo, had sent an officer of the Spanish Consulate on May 8 to German Consulate and Japanese Military Attaché to notify them orally that they must leave. He expects the Japanese will leave within very few days but Germans state they will take no action without instructions from Berlin. I said it is imperative that German Consulate be closed at once even though departure of personnel may be delayed. He agreed accord should be implemented at once but feels Orgaz will delay action as long as possible. I have requested interview with Orgaz which will take place possibly on Friday.

British Foreign Office has instructed British Embassy, Madrid, to insist strongly that Jordana send necessary instructions to Orgaz to insure departure of Germans and closing of Consulate in immediate future.

Repeated Madrid and Algiers for Murphy.