The Italian Ambassador (Tarchiani) to the Secretary of State

The Italian Ambassador presents his compliments to the Honorable the Secretary of State and has the honor to inform him that he has received instructions from his Government to express to the Government of the United States its warmest and deepest appreciation for the friendly spirit shown and for the expressions contained in the Potsdam communiqué19 with regard to Italy.

The Italian Government understands that the favorable result reached is mainly due to the well known dispositions of the United States Government toward Italy and to the personal action of President Truman.

The Italian Government, while reaffirming its profound gratitude to the United States Government for this new evidence of sincere friendship at such a decisive moment of the history of Italy, is confident in the future continued assistance of the United States for the establishment of a just and honorable peace.