733.35/13: Telegram

The Minister in Uruguay (Wright) to the Secretary of State

37. In a note yesterday the Minister of Foreign Affairs informed Argentine Ambassador of decision of Uruguayan Government to sever diplomatic relations with Argentina.

“As a result of the attitude of the Argentine authorities toward the Uruguayan cruiser Uruguay on the occasion of the visit of this warship to Buenos Aires to salute the Argentine Nation on the anniversary of its national independence” described as “an insult to Uruguayan dignity”. It appears that Argentine naval authorities submitted Uruguayan cruiser to measures of surveillance in the erroneous belief that an Argentine political exile was on board. Argentine Ambassador handed his passport and the Uruguayan Ambassador recalled from Buenos Aires.