815.00/2179: Telegram

The Chargé in Salvador ( Arnold ) to the Secretary of State

14. The President informed me that he received a cablegram today from Salvadorean Minister at Washington stating that he was informed by Hondurean Minister at Washington that [of] contemplated armed invasion of Honduras. The President requests me to emphatically deny the report as it is his firm intention to preserve the friendly relations which happily exist between the two countries. Troops have been sent to the frontier to guard against possible revolutionary movement of Arturo Araujo who is reported to be on frontier fomenting a revolution. President said that Arturo had received aid from the Honduranean Government in his revolutionary aims. Doctor Reyes Arrieta Rossi new Salvadorean Minister at Honduras is in Tegucigalpa and hopes to settle all questions diplomatically.

Arnold