813.00/1042: Telegram

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

3. Legation’s urgent 24, December 29, 5 p.m.26 Yesterday’s press announced Nicaragua’s refusal adhere to Conference’s resolution, and suggestion by Nicaragua that remaining four countries form union of which it should have privilege of later entry.

Last evening it was announced that Guatemalan delegation, in view of Nicaraguan attitude, had proposed certain amendments to [Page 144] pact which respect Nicaragua’s treaty obligations but reserve to other countries affected by provisions of such treaties the right to independent action. This arrangement said to be agreeable to all parties but in absence of necessary instructions to the Nicaraguan delegates no final action possible.

Further information not now obtainable. Will report fully at earliest possible moment.