The Ambassador in France
(Caffery) to the Secretary of State
Subject: Transmitting Comments on Spanish Threat to Withdraw from the Tangier Statute in the Event of Soviet Participation
The American Ambassador refers to telegram no. 1548, July 18, 1945 addressed by the American Ambassador in Madrid to the Department1 referring to a Spanish threat to withdraw from the Tangier Administration in the event of Soviet participation, and has the honor to transmit, as of possible interest to the Department, a memorandum prepared by Mr. Ernest J. Dempster in consultation with Mr. J. Rives Childs commenting on the disabilities of Spain to carry out its threatened intentions.