835.6363/449: Telegram

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

171. My 170, August 21, 1 p.m. British Ambassador informs me he is immediately sending a letter to the Minister for Foreign Affairs stating in effect that he hopes that the extension of time requested by the oil company to allow them to give full consideration to the problems involved will be accorded in order to avoid all semblance of an ultimatum. Request rush instructions, if you desire similar action taken, as time limit given companies for compliance expires noon, tomorrow.