835.6363/437: Telegram

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

96. Representative of Standard Oil of New Jersey today called at Department with reference to decree mentioned in your 144, July 21, 5 p.m. He said Standard Oil was awaiting an opinion of its Argentine attorneys as to legality of decree and upon receipt of this opinion would again approach the Department.

Please endeavor to ascertain whether British Government has approached Argentine Government in this matter and, if it has, endeavor to learn the nature of its representations. Also please report whether all the American oil companies operating in Argentina are acting together in this matter. Please inform Department briefly by cable and fully by first airmail of developments since your despatch No. 1161, April 29, 1936,24 together with your views.

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