864.48/14: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Minister in Rumania (Vopicka)

14. Department is informed that food situation in Budapest is becoming critical and that catastrophe is imminent. … This Government [Page 254] feels that it must be obvious to the Roumanian Government that if Hungary falls into a state of chaos Roumania will be one of the first and greatest sufferers, and that in its own interest the Roumanian Government should do what it can to prevent the collapse of Hungary.

You are instructed to make vigorous representations in the above sense to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and to report the results of your conversation. Similar representations have been made at Belgrade.