740.0011 Pacific War/872: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Minister in Ecuador ( Long )

380. Your 510, December 8, 8 p.m. Please inform the President and the Foreign Minister that this Government has received assurances from Peru that it will fulfill all its obligations and commitments under the various inter-American agreements designed to implement hemispheric solidarity. Peru has already taken a number of specific steps to put this policy into practice and the Department has no reason to believe that Peru is in any way subject to Axis influence.

With reference to the proposed internment of a few Japanese nationals in Ecuador, the Department does not believe that such measures would affect in any way any plans the Japanese may have regarding the Galápagos Islands, and considers such internment highly important.