881.00/6–2545: Telegram

No. 655
The Ambassador in France ( Caffery ) to the Acting Secretary of State

secret
most immediate

3826. Bidault agrees entirely that a decision should be reached at earliest possible moment as to where Tangier conversations are to be held. (Your 2909, June 231) He alleges that he receives practically no communications of importance from Brit Govt at this juncture. “Churchill” he added “is too busy electioneering and trying to kick us out of the Levant”.

Bidault insists that French will not go to London to discuss Tangier (rptd London 464; sent Dept 3826).

He agrees that USSR should be informed as suggested by Dept and that govt of country where conversations are to be held might properly take initiative in that respect.

Caffery