740.00111 A.R./1036: Telegram

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

118. For the Ambassador from the Under Secretary. Your 196, May 8, 3 p.m. Please say to Aranha that this Government would welcome an indication from him as to the kind of declaration he may have in mind and that as soon as we receive an expression of his opinion in this regard, we will, of course, be glad to consult with him and to give him our own judgment with regard thereto.

I do not understand what is implied by the “attenuated formula” to which reference is made in the last paragraph of the statement of the Argentine Foreign Minister contained in Buenos Aires’ telegram No. 127, May 7, 6 p.m. [Welles.]