251.11 Insull, Samuel/125: Telegram

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


48. Your 17, April 29. Formal papers must be presented to the court to decide whether new extradition request may be heard. From informal conversations with the Prime Minister and Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Justice, I derive the impression that the facts contained in your telegram will be considered by the Court of Appeals as a basis for a new hearing although the Government can give no formal assurance to this effect since only Court of Appeals is competent to decide. … The Foreign Minister is of the opinion that a request for preliminary arrest would be bad psychologically and should not be made. Insull will be closely watched and new formal request for extradition should reach me secretly and if possible accompanied by Greek translation to avoid delay here.