The Assistant Secretary of State (
) to the Secretary of State
Memorandum for the Secretary
Sir Alexander Cadogan, Permanent Under-Secretary at the Foreign Office, called this afternoon and discussed for two hours in a preliminary way a number of matters on the agenda of the Conference.3
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Sir Alexander reported that [the] Paris discussions on Tangier had been suspended. His government has not yet answered the Russians’ request to join in the talks and, he feels, cannot refuse their request as the United States has already joined in them. To my comment that I saw no basis for keeping Russia out of the talks, Sir Alexander suggested that, if Russia were included, all the interested powers should be invited, including the Belgians, Dutch and Swedes, but presumably not the Spaniards.