817.00/5–346: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Nicaragua (Warren)


143. urtel 864 [285] May 1. In your conversations with Nicaraguan leaders Dept considers that you have correctly interpreted this Govt’s policy. As frequently stated, Dept considers Nic. political problem is one for Nic. to solve. Dept would deeply deplore appeal to other than peaceful means and earnestly hopes calmer and wiser counsels will prevail and bloodshed be averted.

While reiterating that Govt and people of US feel warmer friendship for and greater desire collaborate with Govts resting upon the free consent of the governed as expressed periodically through elections, US in accordance with its clearly established international commitments [Page 1071] cannot and will not intervene in Nic. internal political situation.