The Ambassador in Belgium ( Whitlock ) to the Secretary of State
[Received November 5—1:45 p.m.]
48. Department’s number 46, October 31, 1921. I have communicated with Jaspar, who has agreed not to extend recognition to the Obregon Government until such time as Great Britain, France, and the United States take such action. He states, however, that on account of the importance of Belgian interests in Mexico, the Government of Belgium would not want to be placed in a position of being the last to extend recognition, and therefore asks that when the time comes for any action looking toward recognition, such action be taken simultaneously. Do you think that an arrangement along these lines, which would solve Jaspar’s perplexities, would be agreeable to the Department?