File No. 763.72119/525

The Minister in Peru ( McMillin) to the Secretary of State


Department’s March 14, 6 p.m.1 Argentina’s activities to bring about mediation had a courteous reception and reply from Peru which will probably be represented at the conference, but I find [Page 243] not much confidence in favorable outcome. Peruvian officials do not believe a Latin-American conference can be more potent than United States in such efforts. They think only present good attainable will be by united action, insisting on maintaining neutrality, and observance by belligerents of neutral rights under international law. A very high official said the conference ought not tender or suggest mediation.

  1. Repeated by the Ambassador in Chile, ante, p. 240.