710 Consultation 3/26: Telegram

The Minister in Ecuador ( Long ) to the Secretary of State

521. Department’s circular telegram December 9, 5 p.m. Dr. Tobar10 was deeply moved when he contemplated attending a conference of Foreign Ministers and referred to the profound humiliation an Ecuadoran must feel should he be present before a withdrawal of Peruvian troops.

He continued: “An Asiatic nation attacks the United States and the hemisphere is with you.

Peru a former friend and neighbor attacked Ecuador and we bleed partially because of our wounded and dead partially because of the violation of a principle.”

At length he said that “I agree in principle that a conference should be held and will instruct Alfaro11 by cable.”

  1. Julio Tobar Donoso, Ecuadoran Minister for Foreign Affairs.
  2. Colón Eloy Alfaro, Ecuadoran Ambassador in the United States.