868.6363/60: Telegram

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

34. Your 75, August 17, 5 p.m. The Department approves of the action which you have taken. If the situation so develops that you consider immediate action necessary, you may again approach the appropriate Greek authorities and inform them that you have consulted your Government which has authorized you to reaffirm its position that it will expect adequate compensation to the American interests concerned.

The Department is of the opinion that specific figures such as estimates of the expected losses should be presented directly to the Greek authorities by the interests concerned. It considers that official representations in a case of this nature should relate to the principles of compensation rather than to the specific amounts involved, unless a dispute as to the amounts raises an issue of principle.