817.00/8–1845: Airgram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Nicaragua (Warren)

A–261. Re your Airgram A–300, August 18, 1945. Should the Nicaraguan Government desire to employ President Dodds of Princeton or any other American citizen in a private capacity, in connection with the operation or revision of the Nicaraguan electoral law, this would appear to be a matter between that Government and the individual concerned. If, on the other hand, it is a question of asking the Government of the United States to appoint President Dodds to an International Electoral Commission, the situation would be quite different and the Department could not take any attitude thereon in the absence of an official request from the Nicaraguan Government. It is believed that you might convey the above thoughts to Dr. Aguado. For your confidential information, you should avoid encouraging such a request since it might involve invoking inter-American consultation and other serious political considerations.