865.014/3–1148: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the United States Deputy for the Former Italian Colonies of the Council of Foreign Ministers (Gallman)


942. Colit 63. Dept approves principle hearing views Italian refugees in Italy after Commission’s visit Libya (Itcol 117),1 but is apprehensive Soviets might endeavor obtain agreement Commission’s sending delegation to Italy before Italian elections for propaganda purposes. If Soviets should make such proposal, U.S. Deputy should firmly maintain position visit Italy should not take place until after Commission has completed investigations Libya in order not interfere efficient functioning commission.

Sent London as 942; repeated Utter as Ficus 19; and Rome as 724.

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