860h.9111 RR/7–1145: Telegram

No. 462
The Chargé in Yugoslavia ( Shantz ) to the Acting Secretary of State

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Borba sharply criticizes Reuters for attitude of “protectionism” and “inclination contrary to fact” in favor of Greeks during Yugoslav-Greek dispute on treatment of Macedonians in north Greece. Editorialist denies charge of Reuters editor that Yugoslavia wishes to make territorial claims on Greece and hence press campaign by pointing out alleged expansionist ambitions of Greek chauvinist officials. He admits that Yugoslavs and “all true democrats” are [Page 680] against Athens Government and that Yugoslavia hopes question of Greek misrule in Macedonia will be subject of “international forum” if not Big Three Conference.

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