740.00119 European War 1939/2352: Telegram

The Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Winant) to the Secretary of State

2407. The Department’s views were communicated to the Foreign Office in accordance with its No. 2146, March 22, 5 p.m. Foreign Office expressed themselves in general agreement with the views set forth by the Department. They tell us that a message along these lines was in fact sent to Marshal Antonescu by General Wilson on March 22.

The Foreign Office is now attempting by every means at its disposal to prevail on the Russians to indicate what line should be undertaken as regards Rumania. They feel unable to take any further action until they have received some concrete indication of Russian views and desires.