868.00/2–1345: Telegram

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

525. Macmillan has telegraphed to the Foreign Office his reactions to the signing of the agreement in Athens yesterday. He stated that conclusion of this accord should be recorded as a victory for the forces of moderation. He recommended that the Foreign Office should use its influence with the press to play up this step as not a victory for either side in Greece or for the British but as a victory for Greece. The theme of the publicity on this matter, he stated, should be “Long Live Greece.”