United States Interest in the Resolution of the Cyprus Dispute1

1. For previous documentation, see Foreign Relations, 1952–1954, vol. VIII, pp. 674 ff.


115. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in the United Kingdom

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 747C.00/1–2755. Secret. Drafted by Wood, Mangano, and William L. Hamilton of the Office of British Commonwealth and Northern European Affairs. Repeated to USUN and Athens and pouched to Ankara and Nicosia.


116. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Greece

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 747C.00/3–1555. Confidential. Drafted by Wood. Repeated to London and pouched to Ankara and Nicosia.


117. Memorandum of a Conversation Between Secretary of State Dulles and the Greek Ambassador (Melas), Department of State, Washington, May 25, 1955

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 747C.00/5–2555. Confidential. Prepared by Wood on May 31.


119. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Greece

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 747C.00/6–3055. Secret; Priority. Drafted by Allen. Repeated to London, Ankara, and Nicosia.


120. Telegram From the Embassy in France to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 474C.00/7–1655. Secret. Repeated to Athens. Dulles was in Paris en route to Geneva to attend the Geneva Conference, July 18–23.


121. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Greece

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 747C.00/8–855. Secret. Drafted by Wood and Baxter. Repeated to London and USUN and pouched to Ankara and Nicosia.


122. Telegram From the Embassy in the United Kingdom to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 747C.00/8–1055. Secret. Repeated to Athens and Ankara.


123. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in the United Kingdom

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 747C.00/8–1855. Secret; Priority. Drafted by Baxter and Wood. Also sent to Ankara and Athens and pouched to USUN, USRO, and Nicosia.


124. Telegram From the Embassy in the United Kingdom to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 747C.00/9–755. Confidential; Priority. Repeated to Athens and Ankara and pouched to Nicosia.


125. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Turkey

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 782.00/9–955. Confidential. Drafted by Crain and Snyder. Repeated to Athens, London, and Paris Topol and pouched to Nicosia.


126. Telegram From the Embassy in the United Kingdom to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 747C.00/9–955. Secret. Repeated to Athens, Ankara, and Nicosia.


127. Message From Athens

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 782C.00/9–1555. Secret; Priority.


129. Telegram From the Embassy in Greece to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 611.81/9–1355. Secret; Priority. Repeated to London and Ankara and pouched to Salonika.


130. Telegram From the Embassy in Greece to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 740.5/9–1655. Secret; Priority. Repeated to London, Ankara, Paris for Knight, and Rome for Maffitt.


132. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in the United Kingdom

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 747C.00/9–1755. Secret; Limit Distribution. The text of the message was delivered to the British Embassy in Washington for transmittal to Macmillan.


134. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Greece

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 747C.00/9–2055. Confidential; Niact. Drafted by Wood, Baxter, and Jernegan. Repeated to Ankara and London and pouched to Salonika and Nicosia.


135. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Greece

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 320/9–2055. Secret; Niact; Priority. Drafted by Allen. Repeated to Ankara, Paris, London, Belgrade, and Istanbul.


137. Telegram From the Embassy in Greece to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 747C.00/9–2155. Confidential; Niact.


139. Message From President Eisenhower to King Paul

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 747C.00/9–2155. Secret. Transmitted in telegram 325 to Athens, September 21, which is the source text. The Embassy was instructed to deliver the message to the King and to inform him that he was at liberty to make it public if he so desired. The Department added that it would not release the message unless King Paul indicated his approval.


141. Letter From Secretary of State Dulles to Foreign Secretary Macmillan

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 747C.00/9–1955. Secret. Drafted by Wood and Dulles.


143. Memorandum of a Conversation, Ambassador’s Residence, Paris, October 24, 1955, 7:30 p.m.

Source: Department of State, Conference Files: Lot 60 D 627, CF 564. Secret. Drafted by Russell on November 1. The location of the meeting is from a copy of the memorandum ibid., Central File 396.1–GE/10–2555. Dulles was in Paris en route to Geneva to attend the Foreign Ministers Meeting, October 27–November 16.


144. Telegram From the Embassy in France to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Conference Files: Lot 60 D 627, CF 615. Secret. Repeated to London and Athens.