810.20 Defense/1145: Telegram

The Minister in Paraguay ( Frost ) to the Secretary of State


114. Department’s No. 53, July 7, 8 p.m. I learned last night that a clause in the arms contract is interpreted by Argaña7 in Cabinet meetings here to mean that the United States in addition to $300,000 can claim from Paraguay $2,700,000 worth of local products usable in war effort at specially low prices. If such a clause exists I would have preferred that the Department mention it in telegram 53; and now may perhaps still be able to use clarification if the Department furnishes it.

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  1. Luis Argaña, Paraguayan Minister for Foreign Affairs.