711.52/464: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Spain (Butterworth)

1365. Your 1616, May 10, 5 p.m. For your information our press, which generally received the wolfram agreement71 very favorably, is already commenting on tardiness in closing German Consulate General in Tangier and expressing skepticism as to Spain’s fulfilment of agreement. Spanish Government should recognize importance of proceeding rapidly in order to make most of improved atmosphere.

  1. The agreement between the United States and Spain, concluded May 2, 1944, contained certain provisions concerning wolfram; for text, see exchange of letters between the Ambassador in Spain and the Spanish Minister for Foreign Affairs, vol. iv , first section under Spain.