881.00/7–1345: Telegram

No. 676
The Chief of the Division of African Affairs ( Villard ) to the Acting Secretary of State 1


4225. From Villard.

… With reference London’s 6984 July 11 to Dept,2 Peake reaffirms intention of British government not to raise at Berlin any question concerning extent of Russian participation which is accepted in principle role [sic] subject of any discussion concerning Tangier between British and Russians being envisaged as limited to deal by which British would obtain something in exchange for Russian admission to conversations. British believe French will accept postponement of conversations until first week August.

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  1. Sent over the signature of Caffery. The gist of this message was included in telegram No. 35 of July 16 from Grew to Byrnes (file No. 800.00 Summaries/7–1645).
  2. Document No. 673.