The Ambassador in Argentina (Braden) to the Secretary of State
[Received 8:45 p.m.]
1111. FEA states Dept. has requested FEA drop slowdown policy and expedite export licenses for Argentina. Request slowdown policy be continued for time being in view considerations contained my 1093, May 30, 5 p.m.64 regarding desirability continuation Proclaimed and Confidential Lists for Argentina.
In other words I feel we should only supply Argentina in degree to which she genuinely implements her Chapultepec obligations.65 To this policy I would make following exceptions of materials which [we] should supply so liberally as our war needs allow:
- real requirements for health and well being of Argentine people;
- materials which others will furnish if we do not, i.e., don’t bite off our noses to spite our face;
- exports covered by points of Dept.’s tel. 554, May 19, 2 p.m., although careful scrutiny should be given to those coming under point 3.
- Not printed.↩
- For texts of Resolutions agreed upon by delegates to the Chapultepec Conference, see Pan American Union, Final Act of the Inter-American Conference on Problems of War and Peace, Mexico City, February–March 1945 (Washington, 1945), pp. 35–108. For documentation on this Conference, see ante, pp. 1 ff.↩