740.00119 Control (Italy)/11–2845: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in France ( Caffery )

5625. Dept view re Morgan–Carpentier and Doyen–Truscott agreements of June last, relating to withdrawal of French forces from Ital border territory and establishment of AMG therein, is that accords are purely military and mate no commitment on AMG duration or obligation extending beyond AMG period, but provide merely that no Ital troops would be stationed within 15 miles of Italo-French frontier as long as Allied troops are available.

AFHQ has now informed Gen Juin that consequent to redeployment Allied troops are no longer available and must be withdrawn from frontier Dec. 1. You may inform Bidault (urtel 6847 Nov 28 and 6883 Nov 29) of sense of foregoing, adding that while territory in question is shortly being returned to Ital administration it is expected [Page 746] that Allied Commission liaison officers will remain there for some time and will in our opinion constitute adequate guarantee for safeguarding of Allied interests.

Sent Paris, rptd Rome as 2246.

Byrnes