810.20 Defense/3560

The Chargé in Venezuela ( Flack ) to the Secretary of State

No. 4504

Sir: Confirming my telegram No. 522 of June 7, 6 p.m.,12 I have the honor to enclose a copy of my Note No. 1341 of June 3, 1943 to the Foreign Minister and a copy of the Minister’s note No. 1528 of June 10, 1943 in reply.13 Oral approval of the request was communicated to me on June 7, as previously reported by telegram.14

The description of the proposed extension of the danger areas was supplied to me by the Naval Attaché and incorporated in my note of June 3, 1943, which I handed personally to the Foreign Minister on the morning of June 4, 1943.

Respectfully yours,

Joseph Flack
  1. Not printed.
  2. Neither printed; these notes indicated the desire of the United States Navy to extend the mine fields in the Gulf of Paria and the Venezuelan acquiescence.
  3. No. 522, June 7, 1943, not printed.