710 Consultation 4/12–2046: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Brazil ( Pawley )

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1557. Reurtel 2021, Dec. 20, 11 a.m. Situation with respect to the matters you discussed with Pres Dutra is as follows:

Since there has thus far not been compliance on part of Arg no useful purpose could be served by speculating with Brazilian officials concerning date for Rio Conf.

Furthermore Arms Bill question has been referred to a committee representing the three interested Depts for further detailed study. Its ultimate form and fate are therefore uncertain.

Dept cannot accordingly approve your initiative in taking up without specific instrs either subject with Brazilian Govt and it is requested that no further conversations along that line be undertaken without such instructions.

Byrnes