701.6590H/8: Telegram

The Chargé in Afghanistan ( Thayer ) to the Secretary of State

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.

  1. Pietro Qnaroni.
  2. See section entitled “Overthrow of Fascist Regime in Italy; Italian surrender and recognition as co-belligerent,” vol. ii, pp. 314 ff.