723.2515/437: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Chile (Shea)

Your February 17, 9 p.m.49

It is not necessary for you to speak to the Minister for Foreign Affairs regarding “his annoyance “but you are instructed to carry out action outlined in Department’s February 15, 7 p.m.49 by informing him that the information which he has already received was given him with the friendly intention of inviting his attention to the consideration that the actions, if true as reported, of Chilean officials and citizens against Peruvians in Arica and Iquique seem [Page 152] not calculated to place Chile in an agreeable light before the public opinion of the world, nor to aid in the solution of the difficulties between Chile and Peru.

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