740.0011 Pacific War/759: Telegram

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

1400. Referring to my telephone conversation this afternoon with the Under Secretary and my telegram number 1395, December 8, noon.10

Following is text of reply received from Foreign Office today:

“The Ministry of Foreign Relations acknowledges the receipt of the aide-mémoire presented by the Embassy of the United States of America under date of yesterday, by which, in making known the acts of aggression of which the territory of the United States has been the object on the part of the armed forces of Japan, it requests, for the confidential information of its Government, an expression of the views of the Argentine Government, in the light of these circumstances and of the inter-American agreements in force.

In this connection the Ministry of Foreign Relations informs the Embassy of the United States that the Argentine Government takes note of the aggression committed against the integrity and the sovereignty of that country, and that it is disposed to adapt its conduct to the situation of reciprocal assistance and defensive cooperation providing [provided] for by Declaration XV of Habana,11 of which this Government is a signatory.”

I am informed that the Foreign Office intends to make public the foregoing statement.

Armour
  1. Not printed.
  2. Department of State Bulletin, August 24, 1940, p. 136.