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]