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United States Department of State / Foreign relations of the United States diplomatic papers, 1943. The Near East and Africa
(1943)

Greece,   pp. 124-177 PDF (19.3 MB)


Page 124


GREECE
POLICY OF THE UNITED STATES REGARDING THE QUESTION OF THE
POLITICAL ORGANIZATION OF GREECE FOLLOWING LIBERATION
FROM GERMAN OCCUPATION
868.01/827: Telegram
       The Minister in Egypt (Kirk) to the Secretary of State
                                      CAIRO, March 2,1943-7 p. m.
                                            [Received 8: 20 p. m.]
  444. According to British Embassy source King of Greece' ac-
companied by Tsouderos 2 and certain other members of Greek Gov-
ernment is expected to arrive here some time this month in order to
take up permanent residence in Cairo until return to Greece possible.
Egyptian Government said to have acquiesced but requested that King
not set up court. Embassy source observed that move will in effect
constitute transfer of Greek Government from London to Cairo but
not clear yet whether transfer would be officially announced and thus
raise question of foreign diplomatic representation to Greek Govern-
ment. Reaction among Greek community expected to be divided since
many will undoubtedly interpret transfer as intended to give present
Government opportunity to consolidate its position immediately upon
liberation of Greece from Axis.
                                                            KIRK
868.20/100: Telegram
  The Acting Secretary of State to the Minister in Egypt (Kirk)
                              WVASHINGTON, March 9, 1943-2 p. m.
  356. Following received from London:
  "1668, March 8, 9 p. m. The Greek 'army' in the Middle East has
mutinied, Sargent 3 told me this afternoon, following a conversation
he had just had with the Prime Minister. Sargent attributed this to
'Greek politics and Kanellopoulos' 4 recent changes in officer person-
nel.' Ile denied that it was in any sense a revolt against the King
and his government. The 'army' at present he said consists of two
  George II.
  'Emmanuel J. Tsouderos, Prime Minister of Greece.
  'Sir Orme Garton Sargent, British Deputy Under Secretary of State for
Foreign Affairs.
  'Panayotis Kanellopoulos, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense
in the Greek Government in Exile.
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