740.00119 Control (Italy)/6–2845: Telegram

No. 475
The Ambassador in Italy ( Kirk ) to the Acting Secretary of State

1741. Bonomi called on me today following his relinquishment of the office of President of the Council and said that the retention of Allied troops in Italy was essential not only for the development of confidence in the people in the preservation of order inside the country but also as a deterrent to foreign elements seeking to jeopardize that order through intrigue from within or through threats, from without against the security of Italy. See my 1409, May 25,1 and my 1693, June 20.2

  1. Not printed.
  2. Document No. 474.