868.48/11–944: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Chargé in the Soviet Union (Kennan)

The British Embassy here has approached the Department with reference to the subject of your 4291, November 9, 7 p.m. You are requested to apprise the Soviet Government of this Government’s interest in arranging for immediate deliveries of Bulgarian foodstuffs to Greece pursuant to the Armistice protocol and in the early consideration of the Greek claims by the ACC54 for Bulgaria.

[Page 489]

The Department, in conjunction with FEA,55 the War Department and the Department of Agriculture, is examining the list of Greek demands in the light of the probable Bulgarian capacity to deliver within the first 6 months following the signature of the Armistice. The findings will be made available to the American delegation on the ACC for Bulgaria and will be forwarded to you for your information by air mail.56

Sent to Moscow as ––––; repeated to Athens as ––––, to London as –––– and to Caserta (for Maynard Barnes) as ––––.

  1. Allied Control Commission.
  2. Foreign Economic Administration.
  3. Not printed; the instructions were sent on December 7.