426. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Cuba1

1043. Department considering on urgent basis your immediate recall for consultation on latest developments unless you have compelling and overriding objections. Mrs. Bonsal expected to accompany you. Will propose that you deliver to Foreign Officer prior to departure firmly worded protest to be released to press simultaneously Havana [Page 750]and Washington. Text of protest will be forwarded later today.2 Important that your departure be associated with clear cut issue of communism as well as protest against insults suffered by you, Vice President and U.S.G.

Herter
  1. Source: Department of State, Central Files, 611.37/1–2160. Secret; Niact. Drafted by Vallon, cleared with Mallory, and approved by Wieland who signed for Herter.
  2. No record has been found that such a text was sent to Bonsal. Regarding the draft of such a text, see infra.