833.51/902: Telegram

The Minister in Uruguay (Wilson) to the Secretary of State

93. Your 50, June 1, 4 p.m. I cannot delay replying to Guani beyond two or three days more, since the Government is awaiting our reply to their memorandum before drafting a message to submit to the Legislature concerning necessary increases in armament.

I therefore propose to inform him as follows: “The general question is still under consideration and it is impossible at present to indicate when conclusions may be reached” and then go on to give him the information contained in your telegram regarding the Export-Import Bank and the joint resolution now before the President for signature.

Please telegraph if the foregoing meets with the Department’s approval.17

  1. See telegram No. 53, June 3, 7 p.m., to Montevideo, p. 1168. On June 5, 1940, the American Minister handed to the Uruguayan Foreign Minister an informal memorandum along the lines indicated above (833.51/906).