868.51/1266: Telegram

The Chargé in France (Marriner) to the Secretary of State

575. Department’s telegram 344 of September 30, 1 p.m.18

In view of the Department’s inquiry the French Government appears to have decided to consult with the British Government before instructing its representative on the International Finance Committee at Athens.

In the meantime the competent officials of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and of Finance have given informal assurance that under no circumstances will the French Government take any steps in the matter likely to prejudice the rights or interests of the United States Government.

The Embassy has been given to understand confidentially that in the opinion of the legal adviser of the Foreign Office it might be necessary, under the circumstances, for the representatives of the British and the French holders (the latter I am told have accepted the same basis of settlement as reached in London with the British) to again consult with the representatives of the Greek Government.

  1. See footnote 16, p. 397.