740.00112A EW/5ā€“2945: Telegram

The Ambassador in Argentina (Braden) to the Secretary of State

1091. ReDepcirctel May 25, 8 a.m. In view of conditions described first half of my telegram 1076 of May 26, 6 p.m.19 elimination of Confidential List as of May 26 is entirely premature.

Still more strongly do I feel that for us in Argentina to contemplate reductions in Proclaimed List and eventual elimination thereof one year from Vā€“E Day is to ignore the facts of this situation, is utterly unsound, and will leave our enemies a powerful nucleus around which to build and which will severely plague us in the future. We must first get effective action from Argentine Govt, before abandoning present system.

Therefore I cannot too strongly urge that entire Proclaimed and Confidential Lists policy be continued in full vigor in Argentina until situation here is in hand and this Embassy so reports. I sincerely trust British may be induced to come along with us on this policy.

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