835.5151/419: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Argentina (Cox)

34. Please discuss with the Minister for Foreign Affairs and, in your discretion, with other appropriate Argentine officials, the decree reported in your telegram No. 26 of April 15, 11:00 a.m.7

You may say that while this Government appreciates the general purposes of law No. 12160 under the authority of which the decree in question was issued, the decree contains elements of discrimination and will affect established American trade with Argentina. You may express the hope that the Argentine Government will reconsider the decree and request that, in any case, its enforcement be postponed for 60 days so as not to affect merchandise contracted for prior to the decree and in transit.

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