156. Telegram From the Embassy in Cuba to the Department of State1

508. At conference with Batista November 15, he said members of GOC believe US is intervening in Cuban internal affairs on behalf of rebels because:

US not permitting friendly GOC to purchase arms while not officially recognizing a state of civil war or insurgency.
Apparent ease with which rebels obtain American arms and ammunition from the US.

  1. Source: Department of State, Central Files, 611.37/11–1658. Confidential; Priority.