815.24/155: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Minister in Honduras (Lay)

26. Your 62, April 19, noon. You may say to President Mejia Colindres that although the Government of the United States will not sell a bombing airplane to the Government of Honduras, it will be disposed upon receipt of application to grant a license for the export of such military aircraft acquired from commercial sources and consigned to the Government of Honduras. However it would be opposed to American citizens operating it in connection with civil disturbances and carrying on bombing operations. Keep Department informed on this score as it will want to make a statement regarding Americans who undertake such operations.