835.00/1–746: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Chargé in Argentina ( Cabot )

[Extract]
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46. Reurtel 66, January 7, 7 p.m. Regarding release German Foreign Office documents, Dept approves your recommendation and directs following procedure:

You should deliver to FoMin photographs of 13 telegrams in German, together with Spanish translations, stating orally to FoMin that these are submitted as proof of prior Argentine mismanagement relative to newsprint distribution and consequent need to avoid any such abuse in connection with most recent decree, leaving FoMin with distinct impression that Argentine government must run risk that press involved remains Axis tainted. Upon delivery messages to FoMin you should deliver identical documents to Argentine press at press conference giving oral background. Dept contemplates issuing no statement here.

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Acheson