CABLE TO DIRECTOR FROM (DELETED) RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 5/24/1954

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TAKENF REFERENCE BY STATING VENEZUELA WAITING TO SEE HOW THINGS OEVELOP ANO THAT OTHERS,UCH CLOSER TO SCENE THAN VENEZUELA ANO THEREFORE BETTER POSITION THAN VENEZUELA TO DECIDE WHAT ACTION MOST APPROPRIATE. THIS REPRESENTS COMEDOWN FROM PREVIOUS VEHEMENT STATEMENT THAT VENEZUELA "WOULD WELCOME" MEETING OF MINISTERS TO CONSIDER ARMS CARGO. MISSION COMMENT: IN VIEW LUKEWARM VIEWS OF OTANEZ RE MEETING OF MINISTERS AS EXPRESSED TO OUR CHARGE D'AFFAIRES ONO PRESENT SUBDUED OPINION T WOULD APPEAR VEN GOVT MAY BE ADOPTING WARY ATTITUDE on ARMS AFFAIR AT LEAST FOR TIME BEING.

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