724.34119/1046: Telegram

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

93. For Braden. Please cable your comment on a report received here to the effect that the Paraguayan Government is planning to make a move in the immediate future at the Chaco Conference to annul the security regulations, the Protocol of June 9 and the statement issued by the Conference on September 16.17 According to this report, the proposed action would be made upon the ground that the members of the military establishment of Paraguay in the so-called neutral zone were determined by the action of the Conference as being civilians and divorced from the control of the military authorities and that consequently this created a situation not anticipated nor foreseen by the Paraguayan Government when the original security regulations were under discussion.

  1. For text of the Conference resolution of September 16, see The Chaco Peace Conference, p. 121.