The First Secretary of Embassy in Argentina (Martindale) to the Secretary of State
Subject: Argentine Reply to British Protest Concerning Antarctic Bases.1
The Foreign Minister2 received the press on June 7 and issued copies of the note handed British Embassy June 13 rejecting the British protest against Argentine bases established in Antarctica. (Clippings from La Nación, June 8, Democracia, June 8 and La Epoca, June 7, enclosed.)4
The Peronista press headlines the government’s strong nationalist stand and reassertion of Argentine sovereignty.
- Despatch 1753, from Buenos Aires, May 10, not printed, had reported that the British Embassy had formally protested against the establishment of two more Argentine bases in Antarctica (735.00 (W)/5–1051).↩
- Argentine Foreign Minister Dr. Hipolito J. Paz.↩
- The text of the note was enclosed with despatch 1977, from Buenos Aires, June 18, not printed.↩
- Not printed.↩