251.11 Insull, Samuel/151: Telegram

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

78. Your 35, August 25, 7 p.m.35 Foreign Office has just telephoned that arrest was effected at 11 a.m. today. I received your instruction No. 1230 of August 1st on August 14th and requested arrest at once, Greek Government was reluctant to effect arrest before court had decided whether charges now presented are new and unconnected with previous charges. The Government finally concluded that it was obliged to effect arrest by reason of treaty provisions but alleged administrative delays retarded arrest despite my daily insistence. Formal demand will be presented as soon as copies of Greek text can be prepared. Please communicate arrest to Attorney General and inform him Harness has arrived here.

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