835.00/11–745: Telegram

The Ambassador in Uruguay ( Dawson ) to the Secretary of State

691. FonMin has drafted 2,000 word note he proposes to address to other American Republics developing points contained his memo October 19 along lines discussed Deptel 404, October 24. Draft does not mention Argentina by name. It concludes by urging in view notorious events need for multilateral collective pronouncement to be formulated through recognized means such as special committee or specific consultation or at Rio Conference.8

FonMin states President has not seen draft but wall undoubtedly approve. In compliance suggestion FonMin I am sending text by courier today9 for Dept’s advance information and possible comment in view our offer to support Uruguayan initiative. He suggests Dept reply by cable whereupon he would address note promptly to all other representatives including Argentina. His present idea would be also to publish note very shortly after delivery to American Chiefs Mission here. He attaches great importance to arousing public opinion in support of principles advocated.

Repeated to Buenos Aires.

  1. The forthcoming Inter-American Conference for the Maintenance of Continental Peace and Security, August–September, 1947.
  2. Transmitted to the Department in despatch 6568, November 7, not printed.