813.01/A: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Minister in El Salvador ( Robbins )6

31. The Department has today advised the Legation at Guatemala City that this Government supports the 1923 Treaties. The Legation was instructed to advise informally and orally the Guatemalan authorities that this Government’s policy in the recognition of new Governments in Central America is as stated by Mr. Hughes on June 30, 1923 and as reaffirmed by the Secretary on September 17 last. While the Department does not desire to make a public statement [Page 184] at this time, it desires you to make known its position in conversation with the officials of the Government and other political leaders of the country to which you are accredited.

  1. The same on the same date to the diplomatic missions in Costa Rica (34), Honduras (93), and Nicaragua (137).