825.5151/199: Telegram

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

41. Your 46, May 24, 5 p.m. Obviously this Government cannot be a party to any agreement which authorizes either expressly or impliedly discrimination against American nationals. It was precisely for this reason that the Department felt it necessary to place on record with the Chilean Government its position as set out in the memorandum mentioned in Department’s 38, May 22, 7 p.m., and consequently the Department cannot modify the memorandum in the sense suggested by the Chilean Foreign Office.