740.00111 A.R.–Subs/8: Telegram

The Minister in El Salvador ( Frazer ) to the Secretary of State

27. Referring to the Department’s circular telegram June 13, 8 p.m. Government of El Salvador evinces hesitation regarding promulgating decree proposed. This attitude is in nowise due to reluctance to adhere to a uniform Pan American policy, but to the fact that this Government has no means whatever of enforcing what it considers would be therefore a meaningless gesture. The Minister for Foreign Affairs22a expressed the view that the 300-mile security zone sufficiently meets the object in view. He asks to be informed regarding position taken in this matter by the Governments of the other Central American countries.

The Minister for Foreign Affairs conferred with the President before conferring with me today.

  1. Miguel Angel Araujo.