835.24/6–1445: Airgram

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

A–519. Reference your A–284, June 14, 1945. Department’s confidential instruction 6708, May 1778 is amended to authorize through certificate of necessity procedure such restrictions on shipments to Argentine armed forces as you may consider justified.

FEA has been requested to refer to you for review all consignments involving Argentine armed forces.

Department is not endeavoring to enlist the cooperation of other governments in curbing shipments to the Argentine armed forces of “secondary or quasi-military” materials which are not defined as arms, munitions and implements of war in the President’s Proclamation of April 9, 1942.

Byrnes
  1. See footnote 75, p. 541.