714.44A15/141: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Minister in Guatemala (Des Portes)

14. Your 24, March 5, 1 p.m. and 25, March 7, noon. The Counselor of the British Embassy has given the Department a copy of the British note of March 4,23 and we suggested to him that it would seem to us to be helpful if instructions could be issued authorizing the British Minister in Guatemala to discuss the situation informally with Dr. Salazar. This suggestion will doubtless be conveyed to the Foreign Office. We are also informing Mr. Welles of the foregoing and of the [Page 433] substance of your 24 and 25 and are expressing the hope that he may have an opportunity to take up the matter in London.

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