Editorial Note

On April 6 the Embassy in Belgrade, under instructions from the Secretary of State, urgently brought to the attention of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federated People’s Republic of Yugoslavia “a series of incidents constituting flagrant violations of the interzonal boundaries of the Free Territory of Trieste on the part of the Yugoslav occupational forces.” After describing incidents on December 12, 1947, and March 22 and 29, 1948, the Embassy’s note stated that the “Government of the United States most firmly protests” against the violations of boundaries and “provocative acts toward personnel of the British-American zone in the performance of their duty”, and it called upon the Yugoslav Government to take the necessary steps to prevent repetition of such incidents. For the text of the note, see Department of State Bulletin, April 18, 1948, page 521.