740.00119 Control (Italy)/6–2145: Telegram

No. 564
The Chargé in Yugoslavia ( Shantz ) to the Acting Secretary of State

178. Message from Brit Col. Clarke reports military agreements signed [at Duino] less article 3 of Belgrade agreement which Yugos state their govt will take up again on govt level. Clarke thinks Yugos left article 3 unsigned in belief they can now operate underground without directly breaking terms of agreement. Col. Lindsay reports that Yugos intend to appeal through diplomatic channels our refusal to recognize their National Liberation Committee as sole agency under AMG.

Yugo press released [sic] quoted in my tel 177 today1 entirely misrepresents our position. Yugos can easily do this since they have not published text of Belgrade agreement. I suggest Dept and British issue statement of facts and broadcast it to Yugoslavia.