740.00119 Control (Italy)/7–2945: Telegram
Secretary of State to the Secretary
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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.[Page 1221]
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.