740.00119 Control (Italy)/12–1045: Telegram

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

5761. In concert with your British colleague, pls inform FonOff that this Govt has recommended to SACMED that he endeavor insofar as possible to limit Ital forces in frontier area claimed by French to carabinieri (Deptel 5625 Nov 30) and that in handing back territory to Ital administration he inform Ital Govt return is without prejudice to question of frontier rectification. SACMED will also make public statement to this effect.

You should add that this Govt would be happy to see French and Ital Govts reach mutually satisfactory settlement of frontier problem.

Sent Paris as No. 5761, rptd to Rome as No. 2315.