File No. 763.72/11191

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Italy ( Page )

[Telegram]

1670. Department will be glad to have full report from you as soon as possible by despatch on the present attitude of the Italian Government and of the various Italian parties towards the territorial aspirations of the Jugo-Slavs. Department considers this matter of great importance. See first paragraph your 1967, August 31, 11 a.m.1

Lansing
  1. Not printed. The passage especially referred to read: “There appears to be a growing feeling of distrust against Jugo-Slav National Committee and publication of extracts unflattering to Italy from a book recently issued in Paris by above committee has increased this.”