868.51 War Credits/577: Telegram

The Chargé in Greece (Morris) to the Secretary of State

131. Your 63, November 13, 3 p.m. I made verbal representations to Tsaldaris this morning. He is endeavoring to cancel or at least modify London agreement for 30 percent on interest payment. He expects definitive answer of bondholders within a few days. If modification impossible Tsaldaris appears ready to respect Venizelos Government agreement. He confessed ignorance of American debt settlement terms but promised me a full personal examination of [Page 420] question at once and if he concludes, contrary to Venizelos, that our loan is not a war loan he will accord us equal treatment. It is my personal opinion that nothing will be paid to us or any other creditor. I will telegraph as soon as developments justify.