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

252. Department’s instruction No. 284, September 25. I have on several occasions mentioned this matter to the Foreign Minister who told me yesterday that failure to answer was because of reluctance of Minister of Finance to reply to a query of a nonofficial organization. I explained at some length the high standing and purpose of the Council. The Foreign Minister finally telephoned the Minister of Finance who he said promised him a written reply to be communicated to me.