868.51 Public Works/36: Telegram
The Ambassador in Italy (Fletcher) to the Secretary of State
[Received March 14—2:25 p.m.]
28. Department’s 10, February 12, 6 p.m.11 Upon receipt via London of the Department’s 9, February 12, 5 p.m.,12 I presented the Seligman loan to the Italian Foreign Office on February 15. Today I have been informed orally by an official in the Under Secretary’s office that the Italian delegate on the International Financial Commission at Athens opposes servicing the loan by the Commission. It is said that the British and French delegates on the Commission agree with this attitude. The question of servicing the loan is, however, I understand, still under discussion, and I have been assured of information regarding any further development.