740.0011 Pacific War/805: Telegram

The Ambassador in Venezuela ( Corrigan ) to the Secretary of State

281. Department’s circular telegram December 3 [7], 10 p.m. Doctor Parra Perez Minister of Foreign Affairs stated to me this morning that the Venezuelan Government and people are together with (Juntos) the United States in the face of the situation produced by the treacherous action of the Japanese armed forces which he qualified as a clearcut act of aggression against the United States.

The President is meeting with the Cabinet at noon today and it is probable that a public statement of Venezuela’s position may be announced thereafter.

Corrigan