835.796/192: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Argentina (Armour)

703. For the personal attention of the Ambassador. Your 1014, September 23, 8 p.m.55 Campodonico,56 the New York representative of YPF, informed the Department this afternoon that the Managing Director of YPF, Buenos Aires, had stated categorically over the telephone that the YPF has not sold, is not negotiating the sale of, and will not sell any aviation gasoline to Lati. Please endeavor urgently to ascertain the facts in this matter and telegraph your findings to the Department. Campodonico added that YPF’s entire output of aviation gasoline goes to the Argentine Army and Navy except for some very small quantities to local commercial distributors.

  1. Not printed.
  2. Carlos T. Campodonico, also Chief of the Argentine Purchasing Commission.