816.01/3a: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Honduras (Higgins)8

88. The Department has today advised the Legation at San Salvador that it is the policy of this Government to be guided by the provisions of the 1923 treaty regarding the non-recognition of Governments coming into power through revolution. While the question of recognition has of course not yet been raised in Salvador, nevertheless the Department believes it would be helpful for you to make known its position in conversation with Government officials and other political leaders of the country to which you are accredited.

For your information, the Government of Guatemala has already advised our Legation there that it will adhere strictly to the terms of the 1923 treaty, and the Department assumes that the other Central American Governments will follow a similar course, as was done in the case of the revolution in Guatemala a year ago.

Repeat to Managua as Dept’s 213 and San José as Dept’s 40.

  1. See last paragraph for instructions to repeat to Nicaragua and Costa Rica.