821.6363/362: Telegram

The Minister in Colombia (Piles) to the Secretary of State

12. Department’s 9, February 18, 7 p.m. Before cabling my 10, February 14, 4 p.m., had conference with American oil representative who agreed I should not then act. However, since receiving Department’s telegram and in hope of having decree suspended without action, shall have strong, frank, friendly joint talk with President and Minister of Foreign Affairs as soon as possible, as all now agree I may accomplish much thereby. Immediate strong cable from Colombian Minister to his Government would, in my opinion, greatly aid us. Rumored resignation of Cabinet not confirmed.