740.00111 A.R./1020: Telegram

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

121. Embassy’s telegram 117, April 25, 8 p.m., and air mail despatch 632, April 26,91 concerning Argentine Government’s proposals regarding the abandonment of neutrality. Dr. Cantilo had a conversation with the Brazilian Ambassador last evening before latter’s departure for Brazil. The Foreign Minister informed him that the Argentine Government had decided to abandon its original suggestion but still feels that neutrality of American States should be more active and watchful and that the three Governments (the United States, Brazil and Argentina) might consult with a view to some declaration which would reinforce our neutrality should the evolution of the war in Europe seem to make this advisable.

Dr. Cantilo asked the Brazilian Ambassador to discuss plans along these lines with his Government and suggested that our Ambassador in Brazil be kept fully informed.

Repeated to Embassy at Rio de Janeiro.

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