835.00/2–846: Telegram

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

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227. For Cabot only. We deeply appreciate and have carefully weighed the considerations set forth in urtel 430, Feb. 8. However, on net balance it has been decided to give statement to press Mon. about 6 p.m. Washington time with 24 hour release date. Summary being cabled in cirtel50 today.

Dept feels this is right course action and the one least vulnerable to criticism from points of view of principle and long-range policy and objectives.

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