825.00 Revolutions/100: Telegram

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

36. Your written communication of June 9th transmitted in your 84, June 13, 4 p.m., having clearly set forth the position of this Government, Department can suggest no further action for the present except that you constantly keep our position before the Junta in oral conversations and that you endeavor in conversation to persuade the Chileans that their own best interests lie in cooperating with foreign ‘Governments and interests rather than in antagonizing them. Even should the Chilean Government take over nitrate and copper and other interests and succeed in producing the commodities, they would still have to distribute them to make this control of value. For international dealings credit is of the essence and this can be obtained and maintained only by scrupulous regard for their commitments and for the rights of others.

Department does not feel that anything is to be gained through written communications at this time but hopes that you will be able personally to influence the Junta and other members of the Government along sound lines of procedure.