825.00 Revolutions/73: Telegram

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

25. Your 54, June 6 [5,] 5 [6] p.m. penultimate and ante-penultimate paragraphs. We must of course delay any decision as to recognition until we are in a position to determine whether the de facto Government can satisfy the usual requirements of international practice, namely, that it is in control of the country and that there is no active resistance to it, and that it intends to fulfill its international obligations.

If you find it necessary to send written communications to the de facto authorities this can be done by a third person note, by memorandum, or by personal communications in such a form (omitting titles) as not to give any implication of recognition.

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