868.48/11–1044: Telegram

The Minister in Sweden (Johnson) to the Secretary of State

4596. After ascertaining that British Legation was authorized to associate itself with assurances contained in paragraph 4 of Department’s 2188 October 31, 9 p.m. these assurances were communicated to Swedish Foreign Ministry in our note No. 577 of November 9. To meet British desires, assurance against diversion of Commission’s cargoes as expressed in our note reads “diversion from Greece to other destinations”.

British Legation is not yet authorized to associate itself with any other action foreshadowed by Department’s 2188. In our discussing with British the general contents of Department’s 2188 they have shown pleasure over all points and, for our confidential information, expressed hope London will take same attitude.