817.00/1–2047: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Embassy in Nicaragua


14. Urtel 25 Jan 20.5 Were Embassy to comply with President Somoza’s request, it would be acting as intermediary between him and opposition, a procedure which Dept has considered undesirable. No objection is perceived, however, to your confirming facts if inquiry is made by opposition leaders.

  1. Not printed; Ambassador Warren reported that he had conveyed orally to President Somoza the substance of Department’s telegram 12 of January 18, and the latter had asked that Ambassador Warren let General Chamorro and others know of his request to the Department and its refusal (817.00/1–2047).