701.6266A/12: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Minister in Switzerland ( Harrison )

1432. For Tittmann. Your 126, April 8. With regard to enemy diplomats accredited to the Holy See the Department considers that upon arrival of armed forces of the United Nations in the Italian capital such enemy diplomats should be given the option of entering the Vatican City to remain there unmolested or of leaving the Italian capital altogether.

Foregoing is merely for your information and reflects the Department’s views only. You should not inform the Vatican.