Editorial Note

On December 16, 1953, the Chilean Government indicated its desire to renew the copper discussions at Santiago (telegram 189, from Santiago, dated December 16, 1953, 825.2542/12–1653). In telegram 157, to Santiago, dated December 30, 1953, the Department of State instructed Ambassador Beaulac to inform the Chilean Government that the United States was willing to resume the copper talks either in Santiago or Washington (825.2542/12–2353), but in telegram 188, to Santiago, dated February 9, 1954, the Department of State indicated that it preferred to have the discussions reopen in Washington because interagency consultation was required (825.2542/2–554). The discussions were renewed at Washington in late February 1954.