835.24/11–647: Airgram

The Ambassador in Argentina ( Bruce ) to the Secretary of State

restricted

A–678. With reference to Department’s airgram No. A–403 dated July 31, 1947 and instruction No. 49 dated October 13, 1947,19 the Embassy had not found any evidence to substantiate the report that the equipment involved in certain shipments to Argentina have been or [Page 233] are destined for transshipment to Russia.20 On the contrary, some of the half-tracks have been assigned to the Ministry of Public Works, and are in actual use on various projects.

Bruce
  1. Neither printed.
  2. According to telegram 1937, December 9, 4 p.m., from Brussels, all shipments of arms were cleared by the Foreign Office and no tank shipments were authorized to any destination except Buenos Aires (835.24/12–947).