835.6363/467: Telegram

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

210. Referring to my telegram No. 202, September 29, 1 p.m., and 209, October 7, 11 a.m., Standard and Shell representatives are continuing negotiations with Government.

The Dutch Minister told me last night that his Government had instructed him to lend “all proper assistance” to the Dutch interests (Shellmex). The British Ambassador has given me a memorandum of his oral statements to the Argentine Foreign Minister on September 30 in which he told the latter that the attitude of the Argentine Government is unreasonable and constitutes “unfair discrimination entirely contrary to the principle of equality of treatment”.