840.51 Frozen Credits/6784: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Argentina (Armour)

932. Your 1146, June 15, midnight. Please express to the appropriate Argentine officials this Government’s appreciation of the steps taken by Argentina to implement Resolution V as evidenced by the three recently issued decrees. However, you should indicate discreetly that this Government hopes that the administration of these decrees will result in the implementation of the aims of Resolution V to the fullest extent and that any subsequent decrees or legislation which may be found necessary will be speedily enacted.

Due to the fact that the decrees by their terms apply to allied nations outside the Western Hemisphere as well as to the Axis powers, the Department does not feel that it should encourage any publicity until the Argentine Government is prepared publicly to clarify its position on this point.