837.00/4609: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Personal Representative of the President ( Caffery )

12. Your numbers 8 to 16 inclusive.10 The following is the President’s decision:

“It is of course impossible to pledge recognition of any individual or group before certain conditions are an accomplished fact. The position of the President has been made abundantly clear in previous statements. This Government will recognize a Cuban provisional Government which is substantially supported by the Cuban people and is able to maintain law, order and the normal functions of Government. A reiteration of this to any or all leaders or parties is entirely in order but we cannot be in a position of promising recognition to any individual or group in advance of the fulfillment of the conditions we have consistently set forth.”

  1. Telegrams Nos. 8, 10, 11, and 13 not printed.