File No. 763.72/3853
The Minister in Uruguay ( Jeffery) to the Secretary of State
[Received April 15, 12.10 p.m.]
Foreign Office informs me in reply to my communication of declaration of state of war between the United States and Germany that Uruguay recognizes that the United States has been forced by action of Germany in violation of neutral rights and principles of humanity to take such course but adds that this Republic will not alter its present attitude of neutrality inasmuch as its rights have not yet become the object of an act of aggression on the part of Germany. The Minister for Foreign Affairs further states that Uruguay is in entire accord and sympathy with the views and action of the United States.