740.0011 Pacific War/894: Telegram

The Minister in Nicaragua ( Boal ) to the Secretary of State

266. Nicaraguan Congress this evening unanimously approved declaration of war against Japan and authorized President Somoza to declare war against any other non-American nation attacking or declaring war against any American nation. This was followed by an enthusiastic spontaneous demonstration by a large crowd in front of the Legation. The diplomatic representatives of the American nations and of Great Britain gathered at the Legation to witness the demonstration and express thanks to the speakers.