740.0011 Pacific War/843: Telegram

The Guatemalan Minister for Foreign Affairs ( Salazar ) to the Secretary of State


I have the honor to advise Your Excellency that the Government of Guatemala having been informed of the unjustified acts of aggression of Japan and of the declaration of belligerency by the Congress of the United States of America has convoked for this very day the National Legislative Assembly to the end that meeting in extraordinary session it may consider that emergency situation and take on the steps which may be necessary in the present state of war, taking into consideration spiritual bonds and interests of every kind (which) unite Guatemala with the United States and especially those of a juridical order which have established the solidarity of the nations of this hemisphere in case of aggression on the part of an extra continental power.

I greet Your Excellency [etc.]

Carlos Salazar