740.00119 European War 1939/2406: Telegram

The Ambassador to the Yugoslav Government in Exile (MacVeagh) to the Secretary of State

Yugos 77. See Department’s Yugos 17, March 29, 8 p.m. At a meeting today in my office attended by Prince Stirbei, Ambassador Novikov and Mr. Steel representing Lord Moyne, I informed Stirbei that my Government desires me to join in approving the message to Maniu for Antonescu quoted in my Yugos 70 of March 27. Steel then made a similar statement on the part of his Government, thus establishing general agreement among the representatives of the Allied Governments on this matter. The fact of this agreement will be communicated by Stirbei to Maniu at once. I also agreed to the action already taken by the British and Russians in advising Maniu that the proposals to Antonescu can be extended to him should he find it necessary to take over the Government (see my Yugos 71 and 76 of March 28 and 30, respectively45). And this likewise was made clear to Stirbei to whom in addition is strongly stressed the urgency of working for prompt results.

  1. No. 71, March 28, not printed.