811.20 Defense (M) Argentina/6–2145: Telegram

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

1311. Ref Rio tel. June 21, 1 p.m.76 Entire fats and oil deal was clarified by recent public statement of Acting Secretary77 and as a matter of fact insufficient Argentine tanker tonnage must be supplemented by us to carry out our part of the agreement to supply fuel oil enabling Argentina to release vegetable oils urgently needed by United Nations.

Repeated to Rio.

  1. No. 1977, not printed.
  2. Released to the press on June 15; for text, see Department of State Bulletin June 17, 1945, p. 1116.