Saturday, April 18, 2015

ADSS 1.22 Valeri, France to Maglione: French government response

ADSS 1.22 Valerio Valeri, France, to Luigi Maglione, Sec State.

Reference: Telegram 113 (AES 2400/39)

Location and date: Paris 05.05.1939.

Summary statement: The French Government prefers the message be delayed.

Language: Italian


… Foreign Minister (1) I have [sic] impression that Government would wish message be delayed.  This evening I shall see Foreign Minister again after he has spoken to president of Council of Ministers.  Report will be sent through Syrian Cardinal. (2)

(1) Georges Bonnet (1889-1957), Foreign Minister 1938-39.  According to Eric Phipps (1875-1945), British Ambassador to France 1937-39, Bonnet showed no enthusiasm for the proposed conference.  Cf DBFP, Series 3, Volume 5, n375, p432.
(2) Ignace Gabriel Tappouni (1879-1968), Cardinal Patriarch of Antioch (Lebanon) 1929-68.

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