375.1123 Coleman and De Long/89: Telegram

The Chargé in Albania (Kodding) to the Secretary of State


78. Your 48, September 22, 4 p.m.9 There is no improvement in the weakened position of the Albanian head of State and Cabinet, which Legation indicated in its 71, September 16, 8 a.m., and despatch 327 of September 20.9a Both the Prime Minister and Finance Minister remain abroad. An example of the failure to assure public safety is the throwing of a rock yesterday into the state hospital here. Our expectations as to action regarding the murder of the Americans have not been fulfilled.

I do not believe that it will serve American interests to take up formal relations at present with the Nationalist regime, in view of all the facts and considering that Greece is the only nation represented here which is not reserving recognition for a more favorable time.

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  2. Despatch not printed.