478. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Greece1

995. From the President to the Ambassador. Please deliver following private message to Papandreou soonest:

“I am very pleased that the Security Council has adopted a resolution on Cyprus providing for a suitable peacekeeping force and for [Page 1015] appointment of a mediator. Something like this is in effect what you and we have been seeking from the first, and I am grateful for your important contribution to this result.

The important point is that prompt creation of a peacekeeping force should stop the bloodshed, and create an atmosphere in which progress can be made toward a settlement of this agonizing issue. The United States will do all it can to help, but your own efforts in this direction will be of critical importance.”

  1. Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Central Files 1964–66, POL 23–8 CYP. Confidential; Flash; Exdis. Text received from the White House and approved by S/S.