740.0011 Pacific War/748: Telegram
The Chargé in El Salvador (Gade) to the Secretary of State
[Received 2:03 p.m.]
105. Department’s circular telegram of December 7, 10 p.m. In reply to the oral communication, the Foreign Minister handed me a copy of a telegram which is being sent by President Martinez to President Roosevelt and which in translation reads as follows:
“I consider that the Japanese attack on Hawaii and Manila is absolutely unjustified and contrary to the principle of law and treatment due a country with which she was at peace. National Assembly is meeting today to study the unusual case and to declare war on aggressor nation.”
A similar message is being forwarded from the Foreign Minister to the Secretary of State.54
The National Assembly is expected to convene at noon today.
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