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The Chargé in Argentina (Tuck) to the Acting Secretary of State

342. Department’s No. 180, August 12, 2 p.m. I called on the Under Secretary for Foreign Affairs14a this afternoon and informed him that the Department considers it inadvisable at this juncture to send an official mission to Buenos Aires. I added that the Department had at no time given any indication to the press that such a mission was proceeding to Argentina.

I explained the reason for this decision and then informed him of the projected visit to Buenos Aires of Mr. Warren Lee Pierson, which [Page 475] I said could be considered as an alternative to the Hawkins mission. I particularly requested the Foreign Office give no publicity to this matter.

Dr. Gache promised to bring the matter to the attention of the Ministry of Finance and appeared keenly interested in Mr. Pierson’s projected visit.

  1. Roberto Gache.