740.0011 European War 1939/7906: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Minister in Yugoslavia ( Lane )

15. Your 52, January 25, 2 p.m. Although it is not the practice of the Department to initiate directly such a policy as suggested in the last paragraph of your telegram under reference, no occasion is lost to bring to the attention of the chiefs of mission in Washington of the southeastern European countries the position of the United States Government with regard to the present European conflict. Particular emphasis is laid on American aid to Great Britain and Greece. Furthermore, the Department is well aware that its position is emphasized by the use made by you and other American chiefs of mission of the contents of the radio bulletins which, of course, always contain the texts of important statements made by the President, the Secretary, and others.