760H.68/5–2245: Telegram

Mr. Alexander C. Kirk, Political Adviser to the Supreme Allied Commander, Mediterranean Theater, to the Secretary of State

2295. Our 2280, May 21. Brit military authorities Athens have been informed by SAC3 that rumored Yugo troop movements toward Greek frontier are not confirmed by any specific evidence but some general deployment is to be expected after surrender German troops north Yugo. Tito forces have for some time operated against anti-Communist Serbs and Albanians in south Yugo and reinforcements Yugo forces this area may be connected with intensified operations. SAC does not consider present Yugo troop movements south Yugo as evidence of hostile intentions. However, Macedonians definitely [Page 314] in disturbed state and there may well be frontier incidents on Greek Yugo border.

Scobie is to continue collect info and report but Brit troops are on no account to become implicated in any frontier affair with Yugos.

  1. Supreme Allied Commander.