740.0011 Pacific War/913: Telegram

The President of Cuba (Batista) to President Roosevelt46


In view of the contemptible aggression which the armed forces of Japan have made upon territory of the United States without prior notice or provocation, and while Your Excellency was seeking a pacific solution of the pending problems, I have the honor to express to you the most absolute compenetration [solidarity] of the people of Cuba with the people of the United States, as well as the purpose of the Cuban nation and Government of giving its absolute and decided cooperation to the United States in the existing war. We consider that this aggression made by a non-American State against the integrity and inviolability of the territory of an American State is the case foreseen in the Fifteenth Declaration of the Habana Conference by virtue of which all the nations of the Continent should also consider themselves the subject of aggression in the same way and they must react thereto in a united manner.

Fulgencio Batista
  1. Copy transmitted to the Department by the Ambassador in Cuba in his despatch No. 3064, December 9, 1941; received December 10.