811.34537/386b suppl.: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Cuba ( Briggs )

246. Department’s telegram no. 239, May 7, 9 p.m., and Briggs’ telephone message of May 9. The War Department has informed this Department that it is cabling General Ryan, Care of the Military Attaché, to the following effect:

1.
His visit to Cuba should be continued on an exploratory basis only;
2.
No discussions whatsoever regarding an agreement should be undertaken with Cuban officials;
3.
Prior to any discussions about an agreement with the Cuban officials there should be an exact understanding between the War Department and this Department regarding the nature of the project.

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