868.00/339a: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Greece ( Caffery )

84. Execution of Greek political leaders has caused a most unfavorable impression in this country and Department fears that it may seriously affect the popular response to appeals which are now being made for the raising of funds to assist in meeting the refugee situation in Greece. While avoiding any statement which might be interpreted as an interference in the internal affairs of Greece, you may in your discretion, either orally or in a personal communication, make this clear to the Greek authorities, indicating that you believe that in their own interests they would desire to avoid further action which would impede the work of relief or embarrass American agencies in their efforts to meet the emergency in Greece.