The First Secretary of Embassy in Argentina (Martindale) to the Secretary of State

No. 1923

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.

Robert G. Martindale
  1. 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).
  2. Argentine Foreign Minister Dr. Hipolito J. Paz.
  3. The text of the note was enclosed with despatch 1977, from Buenos Aires, June 18, not printed.
  4. Not printed.