251.11 Insull, Samuel/209: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Minister in Greece (MacVeagh)

57. Inform Harness that Attorney General desires him to remain Athens as long as there is any possibility that his services may be [Page 565] needed in Greece or any neighboring countries in connection with his mission.

For information Attorney General telegraph whether in your opinion there now appears to be any possibility that Greek Government will take action resulting in expulsion of fugitive.

In reply to observations on this subject in your 109, November 2, 9 p.m.40 and 110, November 3, 9 p.m., the Department does not intend to request or suggest that the fugitive be expelled from Greece and desires that in any further conversations you may have with the Greek authorities regarding the Insull case you carefully avoid giving the impression that this Government is itself seeking or proposing such action. However, should such action be taken voluntarily by the Greek Government it would undoubtedly go far toward appeasing public opinion in this country.

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