740.00119 Control (Italy)/6–2345: Telegram

No. 571
The Acting Secretary of State to the Chargé in Yugoslavia (Shantz)

158. Tito’s statement that VG civil govt problem is still pending (your 197, June 231) is incomprehensible in view of clear stipulations Art. 3 of Belgrade agreement, (Sent Belgrade as 158, rptd. Caserta as 617.) In your discussions with Yugo officials you should present this view (see para 2 our 151, June 23 [22]; 607 to Caserta2). Keep before Yugo govt the thought that sympathy in this country for just Yugo claims will largely depend on strict fulfillment of signed commitments.

W[illiam] P[hillips]