832.24/4–2246: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Chargé in Brazil (Daniels)

551. Embtel 743, Apr. 22. In view of tripartite discussions Arg, Braz, and US pending believe time opportune to raise question of cancellation Tripartite Agreement.

Dept feels subject should be raised in such way not to embarrass present discussion, but with successful conclusion of rubber, wheat agreement Arg and Braz might be asked whether any reason exists for further continuation of the Tripartite Agreement. If not, it should be abrogated.

Continuation of agreement requires raising further question whether Braz has objection to US treating Arg on same basis as other countries with respect to new tires.