816.01/3b: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Minister in Guatemala (Whitehouse)

32. 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 in the country to which you are accredited.

Reference your 64 [63 bis], December 3, 5 p.m., and [64,] December 4, 11 a.m., second paragraph of both telegrams. The Department is gratified to know this and you may so inform the Minister. The Department assumes that the other Central American Governments will follow a similar course in adhering strictly to the terms of the treaty of 1923, as was done in the case of the revolution in Guatemala a year ago.