817.00/8289: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Minister in Nicaragua ( Lane )

52. Your telegrams 80 to 84,80 of September 26. This Government as the traditional friend of Nicaragua and feeling that it reflects the consensus of opinion of the American countries, earnestly hopes that nothing will occur to disturb the peace of Nicaragua. It would be a matter of profound regret to all friends of Nicaragua if any action were taken which would bring about intervention on the part of other Central American countries, thus risking the dangers of a general Central American war. You are authorized to make appropriate expression of these views in your conversations with persons concerned in the situation which you describe.

This Government does not, however, intend to intervene in the internal affairs of Nicaragua and the Department concurs in your view that the Nicaraguan Government, upon its own responsibility, should take the steps it may consider appropriate and advisable to meet any situation which may arise.

  1. Nos. 81, 82, and 84 not printed.