831.24/941: Telegram

The Ambassador in Venezuela (Corrigan) to the Secretary of State

815. Department’s telegram number 650, September 9, 6 p.m. Proposal as set forth in circular telegram of August 31, 4 p.m.30 was presented to Venezuelan Minister of Hacienda31 and President of Import Control Commission32 in conference last Saturday.

Embassy has been anxiously awaiting decision but from a telephone conversation with President of the Commission this afternoon it appears that question is looked upon with great seriousness by the interested Government agencies and must be submitted to Cabinet meeting study. I am assured, however, that a decision will be forthcoming by Tuesday or Wednesday next.

While there is no definite indication as to just what the official reaction will be at this time, it is hoped that Alternative III may be made effective within a reasonable period, without too drastic modification.

  1. Not printed (810.24/336b); it instructed the Embassy to propose Alternative III, set forth in circular airgram of August 23, 7 p.m., p. 122.
  2. Arturo Uslar Pietri.
  3. J. J. González-Gorrondona.