710.G/274: Telegram

The Ambassador in Argentina ( Weddell ) to the Secretary of State

94. Referring to Department’s telegram No. 76 of October 10, 7 p.m., in absence of Minister for Foreign Affairs who returns October 18, it has not been possible to ascertain his attitude concerning possibility of postponement of Montevideo Conference, however, in informal conversation with Assistant Chief of Protocol he told me that there had been no change to his knowledge in attitude of his Government toward holding the Conference. He did not know what might have taken place in Rio in recent conferences, his personal opinion was that it was now too late to take any postponement action.

I have also had occasion informally to discuss question with my Chilean, Colombian, Paraguayan and Peruvian colleagues, all of whom feel it is now too late to postpone Congress. Argentine delegates not yet named.

Despatch follows.

Weddell