834.00/3–1747: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Embassy in Paraguay

us urgent

68. Urtel 116, Mar 17, 2 p.m.1 While we view present difficulties Paraguayan Govt with concern, we are confident that on reflection Pres2 will appreciate that it would be wholly inconsistent with our hemisphere commitments for this Govt to accede to his request for planes and tanks.

In conveying substance foregoing orally you should of course reiterate our earnest hope that a solution may be reached without further bloodshed and that Paraguay will herself be able to settle her internal problems.

  1. Not printed.
  2. Higinio Morínigo.