724.3415/1871: Telegram

The Ambassador in Chile (Culbertson) to the Secretary of State

149. Minister for Foreign Affairs confirmed in a conversation this afternoon the content of the conversation which I reported in my telegram 148, July 25, 11 p.m., emphasizing in particular that Chile desires to act in cooperation with and on the invitation of the five neutrals. He added that the neighboring powers might act either with the United States alone or with all of the five neutrals. He stated that the Chilean Ambassador in Washington is being informed of developments. He showed some agitation over the arrival in Santiago this evening of Zalles who still retains his position as Minister for Foreign Affairs in Bolivia. He stated that he would communicate anything of importance to me following his conversation with Zalles. He showed great concern over the social consequences of war in South America at this time.