865.00/5–846: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the Soviet Union (Smith)


849. Pls inform FonOff that Dept has concurred with Brit proposal re institutional truce in Italy and feels that Allied Govts should take action to inform Ital Govt that, in view of convocation of Constituent Assembly and decision to settle institutional question by referendum, Allied Govts consider undertakings previously given by successive Ital Govts to maintain institutional truce to be no longer binding.