733.61/57: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Uruguay (Dawson)

385. From the Under Secretary.6 Your 527, June 23, 7 p.m.5 The question you raise is one of far reaching importance. It is the hope of this Government, and from present indications it is likewise the belief of this Government, that through continuing and more intimate contacts between the Soviet Government and the Governments of the United Nations, the former will be inclined to abandon its former policies and to join with the governments of the United Nations and those sympathetic thereto in all forms of desirable international cooperation. I assume that the Government of Uruguay will bear fully in mind the desirability before a resumption of relations is agreed upon of having a clearcut and explicit understanding with the Soviet Government regarding nonintervention in the domestic affairs of other nations similar to that concluded with the Soviet Government by this Government in 19337 and similar to the provision included in the recent treaty between Great Britain and the Soviet Union.8 Should the Uruguayan Government so desire, this Government, of course, would be glad to cooperate in any way desired. [Welles.]

  1. Sumner Welles.
  2. Not printed; in this telegram the Ambassador asked for instructions to cover a request from Uruguay to act as intermediary (733.61/57).
  3. For the exchange of notes, November 16, 1933, between President Roosevelt and Maxim Litvinov, Soviet Commissar for Foreign Affairs, see Foreign Relations, 1933, vol. ii, pp. 805 806.
  4. British and Foreign State Papers, vol. cxliv, p. 1038.