832.796/965: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Brazil (Caffery)

2282. Aranha’s compromise suggestion described in your 2816, July 31, 7 p.m.23 has been found acceptable. The Department hopes to inform you shortly of the proposed personnel.24

With respect to Buenos Aires’ telegram No. 1532, August 7,25 and No. 1553, August 11, repeated to you,25 that Embassy is being instructed to inform Intava26 that no gasoline supplies should be furnished to Condor under any circumstances, pending further communication from the Department.

It is hoped that a rapid and satisfactory solution to the Condor problem will be found on the return of the Ambassador to Rio de Janeiro. It is essential, however, that the status quo be maintained and that detailed conversations be deferred until that time.

  1. Not printed.
  2. Alexander B. Royce, a consultant to the Defense Supplies Corporation, was sent to Rio de Janeiro under joint instructions of the Department of State and the Defense Supplies Corporation to study, in consultation with F. W. Duncan of the Supplies Corporation, the situation with respect to Condor.
  3. Ante, p. 445.
  4. Ante, p. 445.
  5. International Aviation Associates, a marketing agency in Argentina of Standard Oil aviation products.