840.51 Frozen Credits/9618: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Chile (Bowers)

286. Your no. 402, March 3, 10 a.m. and 424, March 4, 7 p.m.15 Department appreciates progress being made in program of economic and financial controls in Chile, and Embassy should continue to render all proper assistance desired by Chilean Government. However, such assistance should under no circumstances extend to preparation of draft laws or decrees by the Embassy for consideration and possible enactment by Chilean Government. Such a procedure, especially in view of del PedregaPs connection with this matter, might have unfortunate repercussions. There is no objection to Embassy’s making appropriate comments on decrees drafted by Chilean Government or to the communication of informal and tactful oral suggestions.

  1. Latter not printed.