727.34119/83: Telegram

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

163. From Gibson. Ninth session held this afternoon.

Minutes of sixth, seventh and eighth meetings approved.
A telegram was read from the Neutral Military Commission stating that demobilization was proceeding more than twice as fast as scheduled 10,000 Bolivians and 70,000 Paraguayans having been demobilized.
Committee on Formation of International Commission on Responsibility (my 154 July 26, 9 p.m., paragraph 3) submitted draft resolution which has been accepted by Bolivian and Paraguayan delegations ad referendum to their Governments. Tribunal would be composed of three neutral judges chosen as indicated in my 151 of July 24, 9 p.m. There would be no Bolivian or Paraguayan judges. As this resolution may be subject to considerable redrafting I shall not telegraph it.
Instead of discussing the draft the entire time of the meeting was consumed in a discussion provoked by the Peruvian delegate who opposed the constitution of this commission and insisted that the delicate [Page 111] question of responsibility should not be taken up until after the fundamental territorial question was settled. [Gibson.]