740.00119 Control (Italy)/6–1945: Telegram

No. 559
The Ambassador in Italy ( Kirk ) to the Acting Secretary of State

2673. Gen Morgan has reported from 13 Corps1 (our 2647, June 16, 11 p.m.2) that Velebit[,] Jovanović, and Avsić were in Belgrade for consultation and were expected to return noon June 18. Meeting not expected to be resumed until June 19. Maintenance of civil administration system set up since Yugos have been in Venezia Giulia is point which most perturbs them. This system follows Russian model and operates by committees whereas Italian system with modifications as considered advisable by AMG is system we are determined to use. …

  1. i. e., from Monfaleone, where Morgan, representing the Supreme Allied Commander, Mediterranean, was quartered while negotiating with Yugoslav military representatives an agreement on the implementation of the Belgrade agreement of June 9.
  2. Not printed