817.00/8405: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Minister in Nicaragua ( Long )

68. Your 118, May 8, 10 a.m. You may state to the Minister of Salvador informally that although appreciative of being informed of the views of the Salvadoran Government, this Government, which no longer has any special relationship with Nicaragua, and which conducts its relations with Nicaragua on identically the same basis as those with any other sovereign and independent nation, is not in a position to express any opinion with regard to the policy which the Government of Salvador may determine to pursue in its relations with the Nicaraguan Government. What that policy shall be is a matter solely for the determination of the Government of Salvador.

In order that the policy of this Government may be clearly understood you may inform your Salvadoran colleague that you have been instructed by your Government to decline to express any opinion or to take any action with reference to the internal affairs of Nicaragua.

Please repeat your 118 and this telegram to the Legation at San Salvador.