701.0023/34: Telegram

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

186. Reference your 216, March 3, 8 p.m. and Bonsal’s47 telephone conversation with you March 4. You may inform the Peruvian Government that if it makes use of the arrangements already made for the transportation to the United States of the Axis officials and dangerous non-officials this Government will be glad to receive them and to effect their repatriation along the lines of such agreement as may be necessary in order to ensure the repatriation and proper treatment of Peruvian officials and non-officials in Axis territory. This Government would be willing to hold the German non-officials in this country until an agreement will be reached for the release and repatriation of Peruvian non-officials in Germany and German-occupied territory.

This Government has not agreed with the Japanese Government that Japanese officials formerly accredited to countries in the Western Hemisphere which have broken relations with Japan may proceed to a neutral country and it is hoped that the Peruvian Government will not permit the Japanese Chargé d’Affaires to proceed to Santiago.

  1. Philip W. Bonsal, Acting Chief of the Division of the American Republics.