881.00/6–2745: Telegram

No. 659
The Ambassador in France ( Caffery ) to the Acting Secretary of State


3882. The following is the text which will be communicated to the Soviet Govt by the Brit Amb in Moscow1 on Saturday, June 30, and in translation by the French Chargé d’Affaires2 on the same date: (Sent Dept as 3882 rptd London as 476 and Moscow as 152)

“Now that the war in Europe is over it is desirable that the Spanish Govt should be called upon to withdraw their troops and administration from the international zone of Tangier and make way for the reestablishment of an international regime.

“His Majesty’s Govt and the French Govt are accordingly preparing to hold conversations in Paris in conjunction with the United States Govt with a view to concerting an approach to the Spanish Govt and to determining details for the reestablishment of an international regime on a provisional basis, pending the negotiation of a new Tangier convention. The Soviet Govt will be kept informed of developments.”

  1. Sir Archibald Clark Kerr.
  2. Pierre Charpentier.