740.0011 European War 1939/8354

Memorandum of Conversation, by the Secretary of State

The British Ambassador called at his request and handed me an aide-mémoire (copy attached).18 He said that his Government hoped that this Government, through its representatives at Ankara and Belgrade, might see its way clear to encourage Turkey and Yugoslavia to work together in resisting outside aggression. I replied that we were closely observing the situation to which he referred, together with related conditions in that area from day to day, and that we would continue to keep every phase of the matter in mind and to give it such attention and consideration as might be practicable from the standpoint of promoting and preserving peace and opposing further military activities in that area.

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