835.01/4–245: Telegram

The Chargé in Argentina (Reed) to the Secretary of State

612. Admitting that Fiore’s views reported in Embtel 611, April 2, 8 p.m.,96 may be influenced to some degree by personal feelings, his skepticism regarding sincerity of Government’s intentions, and good faith once recognition has been accorded is, I believe, shared by the vast majority of democratically minded Argentines.

His suggestion that Padilla97 or some other spokesman make an admonitory declaration may not be feasible and we cannot be sure that it would have desired salutary effect if made, but I am firmly convinced that a deferment of recognition publicly explained on grounds that other American countries are awaiting concrete evidence of implementation of war declaration and adherence to Act of Mexico would do more good than harm.

  1. Not printed.
  2. Ezequiel Padilla, Mexican Minister for Foreign Affairs.