710 Consultation (4)/5–1046: Telegram

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


615. Martins asked Braden Wed whether US was agreeable to tentative scheduling of Rio Conference for Sept 7 as previously proposed, by which time Brazil considered Arg Govt should have had time to demonstrate its real desire to comply with commitments. He said no public announcement of date contemplated at this time and that all that was wanted was provisional understanding with US.

Braden replied that US was anxious to hold meeting as soon as possible and voiced supposition that 3 months should allow Arg sufficient time. Suggestion that Sept 7 be set as date for opening of Conference raised question, he said, of possible conflict with meeting of UN General Assembly scheduled for first week Sept; moreover, in view impossibility of estimating now degree to which new Arg Govt will fulfill its inter-American commitments, determination now of definite date for Conference believed by US to be premature.