711.52/458: Telegram

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

1317. Situation reported in Tangier’s 107, May 8, 7 p.m. is seriously disturbing. Unless prompt measures are taken by Spanish Government [Page 546] effectively to carry out agreement in regard to expulsion of Germans, Department will be compelled to consider withdrawing its authorization of petroleum loadings for Spain.

Repeat to Tangier and Algiers.