831.01/10–2745: Telegram

The Ambassador in Venezuela (Corrigan) to the Secretary of State

1006. Respectfully invite Department’s attention to recommendation in my telegram 981, October 24, noon, that policy of watchful waiting seemed indicated on question of recognition. Reiterate my belief that precipitate action might be regrettable. My reasons do not relate to good intentions of regime but to doubts as to its cohesion which may be clarified within few days. It is my impression that revolution has received more favorable press abroad than it deserved when its methods rather than objectives are considered and that we may be letting ourselves be rushed.