710.35/10–2848: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Embassy in Brazil


761. Dept commends you for statement made Braz FonMin as excellent interpretation Dept’s policies and views (ref Secret Embtel 1152, Oct 28). Telegraph your understanding what further assurances Accioly may desire from query “where Brazil stands with the U.S.”

If you consider it necessary, you may again reassure Braz Govt that this Govt fully appreciates implications River Plate situation and that regardless whether or not Rio Pact has been ratified Govt U.S., in accordance with inter-Amer principles, opposes aggression of any type which may endanger safety and peace of Hemisphere and territorial integrity or independence any American state.