22 July: After meeting Grey, Lichnowsky reports to
Posted on July 17th, 1914 by admin
22 July: After meeting Grey, Lichnowsky reports to Berlin that Grey will advise Mensdorff that the British government will use its influence for Serbia to accept Austro-Hungarian demands provided they are moderate and reconcilable with the independence of Serbia.
It is vital that the Austro-Hungarian government is in a position to prove beyond doubt the connection between the Sarajevo murders and political circles in Belgrade.
Lichnowsky adds that the British assume Germany would not support any policy to use the assassinations as a pretext for Austria-Hungary to extend its influence in the Balkans.