740.00119 Control (Italy)/7–2945: Telegram

No. 1210
The Acting Secretary of State to the Secretary of State


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Department has discussed Yugo note (Belgrade’s 296)2 with British and is now awaiting receipt their views before instructing Embassy Belgrade re reply.

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We expect that local elections will be held in Venezia Giulia as in other AMG territory at approximately same time such elections are held in other parts of Italy and AMG has already initiated certain preparations to that end. Department however agrees with view set forth in final paragraph Belgrade’s 3183 that to accept Yugo thesis that area is liberated territory (i. e. Yugo liberated territory) would in effect prejudge final question of sovereignty.

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  1. Here follows a summary of document No. 1207 and its enclosure.
  2. The Embassy’s telegram is not printed. For the text of the Yugoslav note referred to, see the enclosure to document No. 1207.
  3. Document No. 1209.