740.00119 Control (Austria)/5–1045: Telegram

Mr. Alexander C. Kirk, Political Adviser, Allied Force Headquarters, to the Secretary of State

2066. My 1336 of April 4 midnight. We have learned that Tito67 has informed British representatives in Belgrade that he has received a favorable reply from Soviet Government to his request that section of Austrian territory be occupied by his forces and that up to present [Page 1318] time no reply has been forthcoming from British and American Governments. Statement was also made by Tito that he intended to hold any Austrian territory which his troops might seize.

Reports reaching AFHQ68 indicate that Tito is insisting on Yugoslav Government for Carinthia.

  1. Marshal Josip Broz Tito, Yugoslav Premier and Minister of National Defense.
  2. Allied Force Headquarters.