714.1515/59: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Chargé in Guatemala (Thurston)

Your December 24, 11 p.m.98

Foreign Office agrees that questions of concessionary rights in disputed territory shall not be injected into a boundary dispute. Department informed that Guatemalan troops have forcibly stopped the Cuyamel Fruit Company concession in its developments at Rio Nuevo.

In view of the declaration of the Guatemalan Foreign Office above referred to, the United States Government feels confident that this action on the part of Guatemalan forces was undertaken by the Military Commander without the knowledge of the Government of Guatemala. Request that appropriate instructions be at once issued to the end that these concessionary rights in the disputed zone be not interfered with.