919.534/7–251: Circular telegram

The Secretary of State to Certain Diplomatic and Consular Offices 1


4. Panama Govt authorizes you acting for it re shipping pick up papers and withhold sailing permit any vessel Pan registry destined North Korean or Chi commie ports. Pan Govt suggests you base action on need verify validity ship’s registry. Interested local auths may be informed any action taken pursuant this auth.

Report cases with name of vessel, registry nr and call letters to Pan Govt through Amembassy Pan with info copy Dept and await instrs which will be sent by Pan Govt through Dept. Tokyo and HICOG shld advise appropriate Consulates their jurisdictions.

  1. Sent for action to Algiers, Karachi, Istanbul, Saigon, Tokyo, HICOG (Germany), Calcutta, and Belfast; sent for information to Hong Kong.