632.6231/71: Telegram

The Ambassador in Brazil (Gibson) to the Secretary of State

138. My 137, May 29, 9 p.m. I succeeded in running Macedo Soares to earth this morning and secured an undertaking that signature would not take place on the subject unless the Department had had an opportunity to examine the agreement with Germany and express its views.

I am reporting more fully by a later telegram but inasmuch as I have secured this assurance I would suggest that Aranha be advised [Page 257] as there would appear to be no further necessity for him to deal with this phase of the matter.

Macedo is under heavy pressure from Germany for an early signature and would, therefore, greatly appreciate it if the Department would give immediate consideration to the matter and afford him its views at the earliest moment.