The Chargé in Venezuela ( Flack ) to the Secretary of State
[Received May 5—4:47 a.m.]
412. Department’s telegram 296, May 1, 7 p.m. While adverse report of Naval Attaché appears justified in opinion of our experts here, I consider that constructive use should be made of technical study suggested on page 13 thereof. This procedure would give Venezuela an opportunity to establish a set-up to correct existing lack of facilities.
If action on full request cannot be postponed pending results of suggested technical study, approval of smaller number might be employed as justification for contemplated study, pending any further approvals.
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