817.248/11–2145: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Nicaragua (Warren)

452. The appropriate local Canadian and British officials are being approached informally with regard to the desirability of refraining from supplying training planes to Nicaraguan Government at this time and it is believed that there will be no difficulty in obtaining their agreement.

While the Dept does not believe that there is much likelihood of planes being supplied by Mexico in view of its commitments under Lend Lease and export control regulations precluding resale of planes originating in the US urtel 735, Nov 21, 6 p.m. is being repeated to Mexico City in order that the Embassy at its discretion, may bring it to the attention of the Mexican Government.