No. 413 NAI DT S9177

Extract from minutes of a meeting of the Cabinet
(Cab. 7/381)

Dublin, 22 December 1936

5. SPANISH CIVIL WAR: Non-intervention

The President reported that he had been advised that at a meeting of the International Committee for the Application of the Agreement regarding Non-intervention in Spain, to be held in London on 23rd December, 1936, consideration would be given to a proposal that the Agreement should be extended to include indirect intervention, that is to say, permission for the recruitment in, and dispatch from the States who were parties to the Agreement, of volunteers for participation on either side in Spain; the giving of financial aid to either side, and the entry of foreign nationals into Spain for purposes susceptible of embittering the struggle in that country.

Decision as to the policy to be adopted by the Saorstát in regard to this proposal was left to the President.

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