881.00/7–1145: Telegram

No. 205
The Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Winant) to the Acting Secretary of State 1


6984. Hoyer Millar said to us today that he did not see how talks on Tangier, now that Russians have asked to participate, could be opened unless Russians were brought in. Bringing the Russians into the talks immediately raised the question of how far they were to take part in any plan which might be agreed upon for the future administration of the zone. That point, it seemed to him, had to be decided first and it was one that could not be decided “on the minute”. It might be best, therefore, to go into it at the Big Three meeting. …

  1. For the full text of this message, see document No. 673. The gist of this message was included in telegram No. 19 of July 12 from Grew to Byrnes (file No. 740.00119 Potsdam/7–1245).