880.00/7–1547: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Embassy in France

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2607. Urtel 2799, Jul 15. While we appreciate tactical reasons for wishing French to take initiative we do not believe you should delay [Page 699] approach more than a week because situation demands action urgently. You may wish convey urgency to FonOff source indicating you will have to take initiative unless Bidault does so. In this connection recent info indicates that although one of members of Arab League may not be inclined to present case for North African independence to General Assembly in Sept North African Nationalist tare determined to attempt to have case introduced, and will sound out Philippine Delegation. On Jul 14 there was extensive press coverage of letter to Secretary General UN1 from North African Nationalists Committee in US notifying him of intention bring up issue Moroccan independence at UN GA.

  1. Trygve Lie, of Norway.