The Ambassador in the Soviet Union (Smith) to the Secretary of State
[Received April 6—2:11 p.m.]
1077. French Chargé received reply from Soviet Govt to French Govt’s inquiry concerning Tangier conference. Soviet note states that Franco cannot be invited to take part in any such conference and that in these circumstances Soviet Govt has no objection to postponement of conference to later date.
Sent Dept 1077; repeated Paris 85; London 184; Tangier unnumbered and Lisbon for Madrid 6.