Memorandum of Telephone Conversation, by the Chief of the Division, of Caribbean and Central American Affairs (Cochran)

Ambassador Warren telephoned this morning to state that the story was circulating in Nicaragua that he (the Ambassador) had told an official of the Nicaraguan Government that the Government of the United States has no objection to Somoza’s re-election. The Ambassador added that he had heretofore ignored stories of this, nature but that in the future he intended to deny making such a statement to each individual who might mention the matter to him. He asked if there was any objection to this procedure. I said that I could not perceive any.

W[illiam] P. C[ochran]