868.51/1272: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in France (Edge)

379. Please repeat your 608, October 20, 3 p.m., to Embassies at London and Rome.

Department is again taking matter up through London and Athens. The last paragraph of your telegram is particularly disturbing. Department does not understand the reported British position in view of the fact that the American Government has advised Greece that it expects the November 10th payment to be made. The Treasury has not consented to any negotiations with respect to the postponement of this payment. Please communicate these facts to the appropriate French authorities.