740.00111 A.R./1066: Telegram

The Minister in Uruguay ( Wilson ) to the Secretary of State

69. Guani is having difficulties with Cantilo over the Uruguayan draft. Last night Cantilo telegraphed Panama proposing the omission [Page 733] of the last paragraph of the draft and its replacement by the following:

“The American Republics in the presence of these facts reserve full liberty of action to proceed as seems best in defense of their external and internal interests.”

As this proposal would cause delay and raise difficulties for some states (presumably for the United States) Guani is insisting that Argentina adhere to the Uruguayan draft making public if it so desires at the time the protest is published the foregoing proposal as an Argentine reservation or new proposition to be submitted to the American states. The question is still unsettled.

Repeated to Buenos Aires.