252. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in the United Kingdom0

3222. Ref. CW 3004.1 Under Secretary McGhee called in UK Amb Ormsby Gore Dec 12, gave him aide-memoire2 stating: USG concerned Cyprus trends, has decided expand its role there, hopes cooperate fully with HMG, GOG and GOT; USG working out expanded aid program emphasizing water development, hopes HMG can also increase effort, e.g. in electricity project; USG intends affirm active support London–Zurich agreements to GOG and GOT and urge them continue urge prudence and moderation on respective Cypriot communities.

CW 4858 pouched Dec 13 to addressee posts3 transmits text aide-memoire and Dept suggestions re further representations.

  1. Source: Department of State, Central Files, 611.80A/12–1361. Confidential. Drafted by Coon, cleared by S/S and NEA, and approved by Marcy. Repeated to Athens, Ankara, Bonn, Nicosia, and Paris for Tuthill.
  2. This telegram, October 3, outlined plans for a more active U.S. role in Cyprus. (Ibid., 611.80A/10–361)
  3. Dated December 12. (Ibid., S/SNSC Files: Lot 72 D 316, NSAM 98)
  4. Dated December 13. (Ibid., Central Files, 611.80A/12–1361)