740.0011 Pacific War/1296: Telegram
The President of Venezuela ( Medina ) to President Roosevelt
At this moment I have just finished speaking to my fellow citizens, reaffirming the solidarity of the Government and the people of Venezuela with the United States and the other American countries, and declaring that in their defense there cooperate all the moral, intellectual and material forces of the nation whose destinies I have the honor to direct. Such is, in the grave emergency which faces the continent, the attitude of Venezuela, which thus satisfies its own sentiments and follows the undertakings of inter-American policy to which the Republic firmly adheres. Be assured, Excellency, of the sincerity of the wishes which I express for the greatness of the United States and of my warm friendship toward the person of its President.