740.0011 European War 1939/2174: Telegram

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

105. Embassy’s telegram 103, April 12, 7 [5] p.m. In a press interview last night the Minister for Foreign Affairs stated that his Government would maintain the principle of non-recognition of territorial conquests through force. Consequently the Danish and Norwegian Ministers would continue to be recognized as diplomatic representatives accredited to the Argentine Government.

In reply to a question Dr. Cantilo stated that the Ministry for Foreign Affairs had no knowledge of any steps of a continental character being taken towards formulating a protest relating to German [Page 726] acts of aggression in Denmark and Norway. Consequently rumors to this effect were without foundation.