711.52/3–1047: Telegram

The Chargé in Spain (Bonsal) to the Secretary of State


208. Note protest sent Foreign Minister re Arriba editorial (Embassy’s telegrams 1651 and 166, February 28) and latter discussed at some length with him March 8. Foreign Minister takes position insulting adjectives do not grammatically apply Mr. Braden. This seems to me quibbling with only slight foundation and I have refused Foreign Minister’s suggestion that I withdraw my note. He is consequently sending me a reply2 disclaiming any unfavorable intention of Spanish Government in matter.

Despatch follows.

  1. Telegram 165, not printed.
  2. Not printed.