CABLE TO DIRECTOR FROM (DELETED) RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 6/23/1954

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SOURCE HAS PROVIDED FOLLOWING REFLECTIONS ON REACTION

MINISTER TO CURRENT EVENTS GUATEMALA:

A. EXTREMELY UPSET ANDJJI IS JUNE. HOWEVER ON^Sj&ME VOLUNTARILY COMMENTED OW SITUATION TO EFFECT THAT HIS PERSONAL SITUATIONK ARMAS SINCE AFTER ALL HE TOO IS GUATEMALA* NATIONALIST. MINISTER IS OLD PERSONAL FRIEND OF ARKAS.

8. ATTEMPT TO LOAD ARMS AT HAMBURGm) WAS THIRD SHIPtfERT. FIRST SHIPMENTONE WICK HAS RESULTED IK PUBLIC!Pi AND SECOND "AS SLIPPED THROUGH AMERICAN CONTROLS- "HIS PRESUMABLY REFERS TO REPORT6 BHICH STATES THAT ARMS SHIPMENT SLIPPEDHILE AMERICAN AUTHORITIES 'VERE INTERCEPTING FRENCH VESSEL GUYAHNE. NOT CLEAR VJHETHER THIS CONFUSION WITH WYOMING.

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C. NEXT SHIPMENT BELIEVED BY SOURCE TO BE "TANKS FROM KENYA" WILL BE MAT* AT MUCH LATER DATE. MINISTER HAS STATED HE WILL REQUIRE^ SSISTANCE THAT REGARD.

Do MINISTER COMMENTED THAT THE DUTCH GOVT HAD REFUSED PERMISSION TO HAVE THEIR SHIPS SEARCHED AND THAT IT WAS THEREFORE TO THEIR INTEREST TO SHIP IN DUTCH VESSELS.

2. SOURCE REPORTSiJUNE HE TOOK TELEPHONE2 IN miCH C 3STATED

HE WOULD ACCEPT FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR DELIVERY ARMS WH3CH HETO GUATEMALAN PORT OF DESTINATION* ALSO CALLEDTOF MACHINE GUNS FROM

LUXEMBOURG, REQUESTING PROVIDE TRACES THIS FIRM.

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