800.20235/391: Telegram

The Ambassador in Argentina ( Armour ) to the Secretary of State

355. For Berle. Department’s 218 February 5, 9 p.m. British Ambassador handed Foreign Minister his memorandum this morning letting me know by telephone a few minutes before he left for the Foreign Office. I checked with him and was assured that … name was not included in the memorandum. After meeting Kelly39 informed me Gilbert did not agree to having a British official attached to the police for interrogation purposes. He was very definite on this point but assured Kelly that they would proceed vigorously against all persons named in memorandum and seemed anxious to be given anything further the British may have. I propose to hand the Foreign Office a memorandum in the sense of the last paragraph of my telegram 325 of February 3, 9 p.m., suggesting a thorough reexamination of the persons mentioned in my memoranda of November 1942 who are still at large, omitting for the time being reference to the Deglane and Fernández cases.

  1. Sir David Kelly, British Ambassador in Argentina.