823.248/245: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Peru ( Norweb )

405. Your 552 undated. The Peruvian Ambassador in a call which he was asked to make by the Under Secretary yesterday expressed his regret at the unfortunate and erroneous impressions conveyed by certain statements which have appeared in the press attributed to Colonel Revoredo. The Ambassador stated that Colonel Revoredo had made no statements derogatory in any way to the United States. In view of this clarification the Under Secretary said that he considered the matter closed. The press has reported this morning that Revoredo has resigned.

With reference to your 551, October 15, 4 p.m., the Department has taken the same position with the Peruvian Embassy in Washington concerning the planes which you took at the Foreign Office.