124.84/143: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Italy (Phillips)

26. Your 83, March 3, noon. Department will issue the statement to the press late tomorrow afternoon, but will substitute as second paragraph the phraseology suggested in your 83, March 3, noon.

You may communicate this decision to the Minister for Foreign Affairs on the understanding that no publicity will be given the matter prior to publication in the United States.