816.01/274: Telegram

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

84. Minister of Foreign Affairs tells me that he had a meeting yesterday with Pacheco and the Honduran and Mcaraguan representatives, at which Pacheco asked them to sign an agreement to recognize Martínez, intimating that such a move would not be regarded unfavorably by the United States.

The others refused, and Skinner Klee again brought forward his suggestion of a Committee of Inquiry. There was also some talk about article 5.

I pointed out to the Minister for Foreign Affairs the objections to his own proposal and that an attempt to recognize Martínez now would make them appear foolish. I added that under no circumstances would my Government recognize Martínez, which I understand to be the case.

Repeated to all Central American missions.