The Department of State to the British Embassy
The Department’s memorandum of July 2, 1943, regarding British and United States policy towards Greece may now be supplemented by the following remarks:
The Government of the United States has welcomed the declarations of the King of Greece regarding the aims and intentions of himself and of the Greek Government, contained in His Majesty’s radio address to the Greek people on July 4, 1943. The Secretary of State, in reply to a question from the press on July 5, 1943, made the following statement in this regard:
“I welcome these declarations of His Majesty the King of the Hellenes. They constitute a reaffirmation of the devotion of the [Page 137] Greek Government to the ideals of democracy and a reassurance to the Greek people that they shall enjoy the full exercise of the sovereign rights of which they have proven themselves so worthy by their heroic resistance to Axis aggression.”
This Govenment has likewise noted with pleasure the statement on this subject made by the British Foreign Secretary in the House of Commons on July 7, 1943,29 which, it assumes, may be regarded as. amplifying the summary of the British Government’s policy toward Greece contained in the British Embassy’s aide-mémoire of April 24, 1943.
- Parliamentary Debates, House of Commons, 5th series, vol. 390, col. 2104.↩