CABLE TO DIRECTOR FROM GUATEMALA RE 1954 GUATEMALA COUP

Created: 10/19/1954

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DIRECTOR 1 GUATEMALA

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FOLLOWING IS ACCURATE DIGEST OF GUAT ANSWER TO BRITISH RE SPRINGFJORD CASE AS PRESENTED ORALLY BY FOREIGN MINISTER.

SHIPPING COMPACTS AWARE RISK OF NAVIGATION WATERS DURING REVOLT OR WAR*

LAPS AND PRINCIPLES OF INTERNATIONALTHIS TYPE EMERGENCY AND POINT OUT STANDARDS TOIN THESE CASES. POSITION Of GUAT GOVT COVERED INAND IN PRESENCE OF CLAIM WHICH IS OBJECT.

ENTERING GUAT TERRITORIAL WATERS, IN THISCAME ON ITS OWN ACCOUNT AND RISK, RELYING ON LEGALFROM CONSIDERATIONS OF PREVIOUS POINT-

RELATIONS THAT EXIST BETWEEN TWOGUAT GOVT IN TRYING. GIVE THISAVORABLESETTLEMENT BUT LEGAL POSITION THAT BACKS UPAND ECONOMIC CRISIS FACING COUNTRY ARE CIRCUMSTANCES WHICH

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MAKE IT SUCH THAT GOVT CANNOT ACCEPT CLAIM IN ENTIRETY AND IN AMOUNT DEMANDED 0

GOVT IS HOWEVER FAVORABLY DISPOSED TOWARD REACHING AN AGREEMENT FOR JUST *ND REASONABLE SUM WHICH DOES NOT INTERFERE WITH RIGHTS OF COUNTRY AS SET FORTH PARA v.

F. WITHOUT ACCEPTING IN PRINCIPAL THAT SHIP MIGHT HAVE BEEN ON BORDER LINE OF LAV AND STANDARDS OF INTERNATIONAL RIGHT, ZRSEMANTIC AGREESOVT NOT WITHSTANDING ITS POINT OF VIEW IS PREPARED DISCUSS SUM WHICH IS REASONABLE AND2. WILL ADVISE BRITISH REPLY WHEN0 MEANWHILE WILL APPRECIATE LEGAL GUIDANCE RE NEXT PHASE NEGOTIATION.

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