The Chargé in Afghanistan ( Thayer ) to the Secretary of State
[Received September 11—11:40 a.m.]
175. In view of possible importance of Italian information regarding Axis intrigues on Soviet and Indian frontiers, please instruct as to whether I should receive Italian Minister56 if he should so request [Page 49] as appears likely.57 I shall not of course take any initiative in the matter unless so instructed. British Minister is requesting similar instruction.