230. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Brazil 2

780. Deptel 761.3 Rubottom informed Peixoto today our desire terminate Maceió and Loran negotiations since exhaustive Pentagon review resulted decision these facilities in Brazil no longer required by US. Rubottom said we are relieved learn this decision as we aware difficult political, legal, and other problems these installations would have caused Brazil. Said he assumed Ambassador and Braz Govt would be likewise relieved. Peixoto received information without comment.

Re parallel military talks Rubottom said US representatives JBUSDC have received sufficient information from Brazilian counterparts and have carried studies and discussion to point where expect make concrete proposal relatively near future.

Since requirement for Maceió and Loran installations originally presented Braz Govt in Rio prior to transfer negotiations Washington suggest Embassy may wish formally inform FonOff our abandonment these requirements. Dept will formally terminate negotiations with aide-mémoire.4

  1. Source: Department of State, Central Files, 711.56332/1–1058. Confidential. Drafted by Siracusa and signed for Dulles by Rubottom.
  2. Regarding telegram 761, January 8, see Foreign Relations, 1955–1957, vol. VII, first footnote 4, p. 771.
  3. The projected aide-mémoire, January 17, is in Department of State, Central Files, 711.56332/1–1758.