868.01/12–3147: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Legation in Rumania

secret   priority

6. Pls take early opportunity informally express Rumanian officials view US Govt recognition or assistance extended self-styled “govt” of Grk guerrillas would be flagrant violation principles UN Charter and flouting intent GA resolution of Oct 21. (Urtel 360, Dec 311) Fact Rumania not specifically mentioned that resolution does not alter obvious intention GA that she as well as all other nations should refrain from action assist guerrillas. You should provide officials with copies press statement issued here Dec 302 as transmitted radio bulletin and resolution UNSCOB adopted Salonika Dec 29 being sent separate telegram.

You may also point out our realization. Markos cabinet could have been announced only with approval or active urging Balkan countries with which Rumania has aligned herself in public hostility to Greece and support Grk guerrillas.

Without suggesting any specific action which we might take in case recognition, you should refer consistently firm US position on Grk case in UNSC and UNGA and to Grk Aid Program as evidence that US Govt takes Grk question seriously and is determined to see it through.

Sent Bucharest 6; rptd to Athens 4, Belgrade 3, Sofia 2, London 14, Salonika 1, Balcom 64, Paris 8, Ankara 4, Moscow 8, Rome 11, Praha 8, Warsaw 8, Budapest 4.

  1. Not printed.
  2. See telegram 2076, December 30, 1947, to London, Foreign Relations, 1947, vol. v. p. 477.