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(1948)

VIII. The efforts of the United States to assure the maintenance of the independence and integrity of Austria,   pp. 1352-1446 PDF (37.7 MB)


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VIII. THE EFFORTS OF THE UNITED STATES TO ASSURE
  THE MAINTENANCE OF THE INDEPENDENCE AND
  INTEGRITY OF AUSTRIA1
A. THE INTEREST OF THE UNITED STATES IN THE QUESTION OF THE
                         SOUTH TYROL
865.014/1-748: Telegram
           The Secretary of State to the Embassy in Italy
SECRET                     WASHINGTON, January 16,1948-8 p. m.
  128. Urtel 73 Jan 7.' Brit Emb has advised us continuing concern
FonOff re negotiations revision draft Statute for Alto Adige. FonOff
has studied text and considers does not cover adequately clauses Aus-
tro-Ital Agreement re economic development German-speaking ele-
ment and exercise autonomous legislative and executive regional
power. Brit fear failure correct deficiencies would cause rejection by
even moderate elements with extremely-unfortunate consequences.
  While Dept in 'full agreement Brit re importance negotiations and
most anxious satisfactory settlement be reached, we informed Brit
you consider talks proceeding satisfactorily and that representations
not necessary this juncture. We have assured Brit you will informally
urge discretion on Ital Govt along lines already taken your Brit
colleague shd you consider such action desirable during course pres-
ent negotiations.
                                                      MARSHALL
  For previous documentation on this topic, see Foreign Relations, 1947,
vol-
ume II.
  Not printed.
865.4016/1-1648: Telegram
The United States Political Adviser for Germany (Murphy) to the
                        Secretary of State
 SECRET                         BERLIN, January 16,1948-11 a. m.
   122. Regarding South Tyrol optants (Rome's telegram 74, Jan-
 uary 7 to Department repeated Vienna 3, Berlin 1, Frankfurt 1; my
 despatch 1098; September 23; Vienna's despatch 3538 December 3 to
 Department and Vienna's unnumbered note December 4 to USPolAd).
 None printed.
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