812.24/199a: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Mexico ( Summerlin )

220. For your information.

The Department has today given following statement to the press:

“The Mexican Government has presented a request to this Government to sell it a limited quantity of war material. This Government has expressed its willingness to make the sale, in view of the relations between this Government and the Mexican Government, which [Page 570] was formally recognized last September,33 and of the importance of the maintenance of stability and orderly constitutional procedure in the neighboring Republic.”

Inform Foreign Office and say that it was deemed necessary to issue the statement to avoid possible misinterpretations by the press.

  1. See telegrams, p. 555.