837.00/8634: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Cuba ( Beaulac )

3. From the Under Secretary. Your 3, January 12, 11 a.m. In the two conversations I had with Senator Zaydín when he was in Washington, in the latter of which Mr. Messersmith10 took part, I made it absolutely clear beyond the possibility of any misunderstanding that this Government would under no conditions give any indication of whether it would or would not recognize a future government of Cuba. I stressed the fact that our relations with Cuba today were exactly the same as our relations with any other American republic, and that the time had passed, since the ratification of the treaty of May 29, 1934,11 when any special relationship existed. You may inform the Cuban Ambassador to Washington accordingly. [Welles.]

  1. George S. Messersmith, appointed Ambassador to Cuba on January 12, 1940.
  2. Foreign Relations, 1934, vol. v, p. 183.