862.857/58: Telegram

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

68. Aranha says he appreciates the Department’s telegram No. 35, February 21, 6 p.m. but prefers that Panama forward at once a note in the name of all the American Republics to the British Government calling its attention to the Wakama incident as a violation of the 300-mile zone; he wants nothing in the way of menace or threat. He does not like the suggestion that this particular incident be studied by the Neutrality Committee. The Committee can study later the whole question of the 300-mile zone.