815.000/2599: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Minister in Salvador (Schuyler)

15. Your 34, June 19, 11 a.m.8

This Government has been much concerned over the recent political developments in Honduras and has expressed the hope that revolutionary disturbances in that country might be avoided either through free and fair elections or by an agreement among all parties and factions on some person acceptable to all. This Government, of course, does not favor any candidate in the Honduran elections. It has no preferences, and will, of course, be glad to cooperate fully [Page 432] with any candidate that comes into office as the result of the will of the majority of the electorate expressed in free and fair elections. The Department does not desire that you should give out any statement with regard to this matter, but you may use the above in your conversations with Salvadorean officials and political leaders.

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