BUCHAREST (Feb. 16)
Premier Georg Tatarescu announced in Parliament today, following a conference with King Carol, that Rumania will no longer tolerate foreign Nazi and Fascist interference in her internal affairs.
The announcement was directed at diplomats from Germany, Italy, Japan, Portugal and the Spanish Rebel government for their participation in a funeral procession on Feb. 11 in Bucharest for two members of the anti-Semitic Iron Guard killed while serving in the Spanish Rebel army.
Their participation, it was asserted, was considered a breach of diplomatic etiquette serving to encourage stronger activities on the part of the Iron Guard.
Political circles predicted that the Gorman and Italian ministers, and possibly the Portuguese as well, may all be recalled shortly from Bucharest, according to the Havas News Agency.
Premier Tatarescu, in his announcement to Parliament, said an inquiry had been opened into the act of the diplomats and declared that the ceremony was contrary to all international and diplomatic usage, since the funeral was transformed, in effect, into a political demonstration.
Reports abroad that the Premier had handed in his resignation following a dispute over internal policy within the Government were formally and officially denied, according to Havas.