632.003/197: Telegram

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

125. Department’s 69, May 8, 7 p.m. I saw Macedo Soares last evening but in view of the presence of other people was obliged to defer until this morning communication of the Department’s views as set forth in its 69, May 8, 7 p.m.

At Macedo Soares’ request I have held aloof from discussing this matter with the Minister of Finance and I, therefore, asked that he [Page 308] inform the latter of the Department’s views. He accordingly called him on the telephone in my presence and made the desired communication.

The Minister for Foreign Affairs understands clearly that he need anticipate no further representations or pressure from us on this subject.