740.00119 Control (Italy)/7–2645: Telegram

No. 1116
The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Italy (Kirk)

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1256. Appointment of Douglas as Chief Commissioner (urtel 2108, July 261 and previous) depends upon outcome of Potsdam discussions. Douglas does not desire to proceed to Italy for consultation prior to definite appointment about September 1, as suggested by SACMed, and has requested that his nomination be withdrawn. McCloy is now discussing situation further with British officials, and you will be informed as soon as final decision is reached.2

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  1. Not printed. Cf. document No. 1111.
  2. Douglas’ decision not to accept the proposed appointment was final, but no message to Kirk informing him of this fact has been found.