881.00/4–1246: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in France (Caffery)

1794. Embtel 1745 Apr 12. You may reply to FonOff that this Govt likewise is of opinion that conference to determine future status of Tangier could not be held within time envisaged in Final Act signed in Paris Aug 31, 1945 because of obvious difficulties of holding conference without Spain and impossibility of inviting Span Govt to participate while Franco is in power. You may add that this Govt will be glad to have French Govt consult with it again on the subject when there are indications that situation in Spain will make it possible to convoke conference.

Sent Paris as 1794. Rptd Tangier as 146, London as 3398, Madrid as 559, Moscow as 744.