868.24/88: Telegram

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

149. Your No. 147, June 21, 6 p.m. The President has established an Interdepartmental Liaison Committee61 to deal with foreign purchasing missions. That Committee is in a position to furnish all necessary information and advice to representatives of foreign governments referred to it by the Department. It cannot, however, undertake to deal with these matters by any other procedure. Therefore, if the Greek Government desires to purchase arms in this country, it should send appropriate instructions to its Legation here or to some other authorized representative acting on its behalf and not as a broker on commission., Should the Greek Minister or any other authorized representative of the Greek Government approach the Department in regard to this matter, the statements in paragraph 2 of your telegram under acknowledgment will be borne in mind when the matter is brought to the attention of the Liaison Committee.

  1. See United States Government Manual, Fall 1940, p. 59b.