765.84/4601: Telegram (part air)
The Consul at Geneva ( Gilbert ) to the Secretary of State
[Received June 8—5:34 a.m.]
218. Consulate’s 214, June 4, 5 p.m.66 As I do not know the possible bearing on inter-American policy of the Argentines in convoking the Assembly I have considered it prudent while holding myself receptive to refrain from pursuing inquiries of the Argentines and in general among Latin American delegations here. The Argentine representative however “declared” to me that Argentine’s pertinent policy is to obtain here the strongest possible indorsement of the “principle of nonrecognition.” He added that while his instructions respecting the position he should take on sanctions were not final Argentine policy in general should the question arise was to abstain on a vote to maintain or to increase sanctions and to vote for the lifting of sanctions should there be any substantial movement in that direction.
Should the Department desire that I endeavor discreetly to obtain information on any specific points please instruct.
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