CABLE RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 6/2/1954

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to OFuo clalaaj reccrasendations for diplcnatU and related actions,

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it imad* by*rffidlala and by tho prn-tomSout

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end article* in otherersistent effort is beCne? to Uafcproteet of. State

* iatervention onthe nerita of th* oaa* any be) it lent

ce to to^teneunnorernwart olaia. policy ain the interest of tb* "bigrto iapv that. would

are. jhipnent wer. aaaa wall designed to liaprov*asTooS^ffic^nnion,of

therefore, auggeat that stops be considered to spike thi* CKiatenelan

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*tof**torterse of -oral indignation

the atteapt to oonfuae. QOTernaont'e oonoern about hentepberic security andpeau* with it* routine legal aid to tb*xacerbate

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li. an offer, ta beeither by ukxj or by statu, to hereclaim Bottled either In the *orld Court or by acne other form of interne tlonal arbitration, in order to rooore thla claim from tha sphere of us-Guatemalan illplnaatln relatione (IT tho Omoaalan Chyrarnaant rejects thla, aa it may be likely to do, the blame will fall on them).

o. rublioatlonhito Paper, enumerating all oaaee in whioh Guatemalan diploma ta were involved in mpropaganda, asshtanoe to strikes in other countries and other Incidents of "undiplomatictitaal all oonplaiaU by other Jeatralgovernment* against such ecti-TiUoe,trong means of discrediting the Guatemalan Oovurnmant in general end its Foreign Minister and diplomatic missions ia particular. (We submit that kh/ois could assist STATE in preparingoowaamt, thereby obtaining more rapid aotion.)

U, end Impressive action la thlahother or not It follows exactly the eparlfln Una* suggest ia tha premrlnppears urgently naoaa aary sot only la the general latarst offoreign policy with regard to

but alao la thainterest of PBSUCsasa and of our efforts to frustrate tha *Bntt*dapQrlalist" line ofpolitical warfare and to protect. Government against being repproaohad for atteairing fast sali in tha interest of UFOO or of "Wall Street* la general.

S, Ha therefore request that you takeho shore matter withre aa quickly aa practicable and prees for immediate aotionwhich, la this case, appears to be eren more In their Interest than la ours, fleaae keep us informed as to motion taken and pragraoB achieved.

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