811.20 Defense (M)/1543

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

No. 2140

Sir: I have the honor to refer to the Department’s telegram no. 94 of March 10, 12 noon, and to report in confirmation of the Embassy’s reply no. 188 of March 12, 6 p.m. [a.m.]74 that Mr. Thomas J. Williams, of Minerales y Metales S.R.L. of Buenos Aires, has expressed his readiness to enter into a non-exclusive contract with the Metals Reserve Company on the terms outlined in telegram no. 195 of March 13, 7 p.m., and that the question of whether the Argentine Government is disposed to create an organization for the purpose of making available such tungsten as may not be obtainable for American account through commercial channels has been taken up with the appropriate authorities in this country.

In this connection there are enclosed for the information of the Department a copy and a translation of a memorandum74 which was left with the Under Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on March 17.

Respectfully yours,

Norman Armour
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