831.01/10–2745: Telegram

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

701. Reurtel 1006, Oct 27, 8 p.m. In view of increasing indication that number of countries extending recognition to new Venezuelan Govt would rapidly increase over last weekend and possibly place us in position of being last to recognize, thus creating possible prejudice to our interests in Venezuela, and after careful consideration of all factors involved we felt it necessary to inform other Govts in cirtel, Oct 27, 8 a.m., of our decision to extend recognition on Oct 30.