865.85/365a: Circular telegram

The Secretary of State to Diplomatic Missions in the American Republics Except Uruguay

Department’s circular telegram, April 17, 7 p.m. The Inter-American Financial and Economic Advisory Committee this morning approved a Resolution recommending to the governments of the American republics “that they declare that the foreign flag vessels in American ports, the normal commercial activities of which have been interrupted as a consequence of the war, may now be utilized by the American republics in accordance with the rules of international law and the provisions of their respective national legislations, in such a manner as to promote the defense of their economies as well as the peace and security of the continent.” The full text of this Resolution has been made public.14

  1. See Department of State Bulletin, May 3, 1941, p. 581.