740.0011 European War 1939/32178a: Telegram

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

1481. In connection with question of Colombia’s adherence to United Nations Declaration it would be desirable for us to have specific information that Colombia’s state of belligerency is considered equivalent to Colombia’s being “at war” with Germany. The quoted expression is used in the Declaration. In your discretion, please consult Foreign Minister and cable reply. He will understand that this information is needed to meet our responsibilities to the other United Nations as depository for the Declaration.