740.0011 Pacific War/845: Telegram

The Honduran Minister for Foreign Affairs ( Aguirre ) to the Secretary of State

[Translation]

In accordance with the declarations sanctioned by the principle of American solidarity (and) security in the Conventions of Buenos Aires, of Lima, of Panama and of Habana by the Plenipotentiaries of the 21 American Republics and in view of the declaration of war made by Japan against your friendly Republic yesterday as well as the aggression and bombardments against Manila and Hawaii the Sovereign National Congress of Honduras in Decree No. 2 which it has issued today has declared war on Japan. I have the honor to advise your friendly Government of this through the worthy channel of Your Excellency in fulfillment of the stipulations of the Conventions referred to above.

Salvador Aguirre