File No. 723.2515/119.

The American Minister to Argentina to the Secretary of State.


The Argentine Minister for Foreign Affairs today volunteered the statement that he had heard from Peru that there is a project for the intervention of the United States, Brazil, and the Argentine Republic to refer Tacna-Arica question to The Hague or Brazil. He replied to his informant that it was impossible that the United States and Brazil would have used the name of Argentina in such a matter without informing the Argentine Government. He has heard nothing directly or indirectly on this subject from the Government of Brazil. He is willing to join the United States in any move. As a reply to his inquiry if I knew of the rumored project I offered to telegraph his above statement to the Department and he asked to be advised of the Department’s reply.