860H.01/7–1145: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Chargé in Yugoslavia (Shantz)

192. Dept has noted widely quoted press reports of statement attributed to Marshal Tito on July 8 accusing Greek forces of firing across Greek-Yugoslav border “to provoke us”. Similar accusations published previously in Belgrade have also come to Dept’s attention.

Please inform FonOff that no information from other sources has [Page 321] been received by Dept to substantiate these statements and this Govt will appreciate any data Yugoslav authorities can furnish.

Sent to Belgrade, repeated to London, Moscow and Athens.