Minister Jackson to the Secretary of State.

No. 403.—Greek Series.]

Sir: Referring to my dispatch No. 393, of the 4th ultimo, I have the honor to report that Greece formally broke off relations with Roumania yesterday, and that until further notice Greek interests in that country are to be protected by Russia. It has not yet been announced who will take over the protection of Roumanian interests in Greece. When relations were broken off between the countries several years ago Roumanian interests were cared for by Italy.

Some time ago the Greek Chamber of Deputies called for the correspondence between the two Governments, and it was expected that the minister of foreign affairs would make a statement of some kind. A white book, a copy of which is transmitted herewith in a separate parcel, was presented to the chamber last week, but no statement was made by the minister. It is probable, however, that the matter will be discussed at an early date.

I have, etc.,

John B. Jackson.