865.7962/6–345: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Italy ( Kirk )

956. Reurtel 1500 June 3. Question of resumption of commercial air services by Italy still under consideration. If matter still undecided when our air services are ready to operate into Italy we would hope to get unilateral landing rights on an interim basis at least, but in meantime Dept believes it inadvisable to suggest interim agreement to Ital Govt due to implications of reciprocity. Airport matter (your 1353 May 19) being explored by War Dept.