868.51ForcedLoan,1926/2: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Minister in Greece ( Laughlin )


4. Your telegram No. 7 dated January 25, 3 p.m. Your action in making reservations against the application of Greek forced loan to American citizens is approved. If the representatives of foreign governments which have treaties with Greece exempting their nationals from forced loans should obtain exemption from this loan, you are instructed to insist that equality of treatment be extended to American citizens. In any case, you should use all proper means to obtain exemption of American nationals. Reference is made in this connection to the action of the Greek Government in exempting foreigners force the effects of the forced loan of 1922.

Inform Department fully of developments.