740.0011 EW/2–1545: Telegram

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

122. It is not clear from your recent telegrams what action Venezuela contemplates with respect to entering into a state of war or belligerency. However, the Foreign Office should understand that before Escalante can sign the United Nations Declaration we must have a Venezuelan communication to the effect that Venezuela is β€œat war.”