File No. 763.72/8983

The Ambassador in Great Britain ( Page) to the Secretary of State


8795. Foreign Office informs me that British Minister at Athens has also drawn attention to desirability of the issue at the present juncture to Greek Government of some statement of the nature mentioned in your 6611, February 18, 6 p.m.1 British Government are prepared to join United States Government in the issue of a statement indicating the intention of Allies to support protection of Greece’s rights and conveying appreciative expression regarding entry of Greece into the war. French delegate stayed with [stated to?] British Minister at Athens will be instructed to concert with his colleagues in giving an official assurance to Greek Government as soon as French delegate [Government] is informed as to readiness of other Allied Governments to participate in such [statement], and as to exact terms [in] which United States Government propose to issue.

  1. Ante, p. 126.