714.44A15/11–2248: Telegram

The Chargé in Guatemala ( Wells ) to the Secretary of State

453. Despatch follows with text lengthy Guatemalan reply British note November 5 (Embdes 553, November 8)1 salient point being statement that if British Government sincerely wishes see just solution Belize controversy then it should accept either of two Guatemalan proposals for judgment by international court ex aequo et bono basis or mediation by US, or finally “to propose another new method to which Guatemalan Government would give its best consideration”. Document contains extensive justification for insistence ex aequo et bono principle, and reiterates viewpoints Guatemalan note October 29 transmitted Embdes 544, November 3.2

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