851.00/5–1045: Telegram

The Ambassador in Spain (Armour) to the Secretary of State

1012. My French colleague informs me his Government is now ready to accept Gibraltar solution for Laval and British Chargé is so informing his Government. I have authorized him to say that our Government is also prepared to accept this solution (Department’s 733, May 4, 7 p.m.). If British Government accepts, Bowker will make arrangements with British authorities at Gibraltar.

To Paris as 216, repeated to Lisbon as 107, to London as 298, to Tangier by courier.