811.20 Defense (M) Colombia/65: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Colombia (Lane)

521. Your 599, May 5, 7 p.m. United States tire companies have been stimulating interest in rubber plants in practically all of the American republics and complicating our entire rubber purchasing program thereby. It is the Department’s preliminary view on very scant consideration of your telegram that in general it would not be feasible to furnish the equipment to Colombia for the establishment of a tire plant. Nevertheless, the whole situation with reference to all the other American republics is being surveyed by the Department, and you will be instructed further during the course of the next few days.