881.00/7–945: Telegram

No. 672
The Ambassador in France ( Caffery ) to the Acting Secretary of State 1


4117. Note delivered this afternoon by Brit Emb to FonOff states that Soviet request to participate in Paris talks created a new situation in that it involves Russian participation in Tangier admin. It is further stated that Brit Govt will probably need some time before it can express any definite views and that in meanwhile it is suggested Soviet Govt be informed that no meetings will be held in Paris until decision is reached re Soviet request. French Govt is asked for it[s] views on above proposed reply to Soviets and is informed that Brit Emb Wash is forwarding a similar communication to Amer Govt.2

  1. The gist of this message was included in telegram No. 12 of July 10 from Grew to Byrnes (file No. 800.00 Summaries/7–1045).
  2. Not printed.