File No. 763.72/11554

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


2051. Government has issued today the communiqué on the subject of Italian sympathies for Jugo-Slav aspirations which it had previously referred to Allies for their approval.

Press comment so far favorable. It is pointed out that declaration in no way abrogates stipulations made for Italy by pact of London and press adds that [there is no cause for?] uneasiness. Further explanations will be made when Chamber opens next week.

Nelson Page