740.0011 European War 1939/10263: Telegram

The Minister in Bulgaria ( Earle ) to the Secretary of State

216. The Greek Minister6 in delivering the note to the Foreign Minister6a breaking off relations with Bulgaria informed him as follows:

“You have often complained to me of the treacherous way Rumania stabbed Bulgaria in the back in 1913 when you were at death grips with Serbia and Greece and that Bulgaria would never forget this act of Rumania. Let me tell you that Bulgaria’s treacherous act in assisting the German troops in their attack on us, your neighbor, and your occupation of a part of my country after 20 years of peaceful and friendly relations will never be forgotten by Greece.”

He said the Foreign Minister made no reply.

  1. Panayotis Pipinélis.
  2. Ivan Vladimir Popoff.