File No. 763.72/248
The Vice Consul General at Cairo (Knabenshue) to the Secretary of State
Cairo, August 7, 1914, 7 p.m.
[Received August 8, 4:50 a.m.]
A decision of the Egyptian Council of Ministers was announced yesterday to the effect that the British Army of Occupation in Egypt renders the country liable to be attacked by the enemies of Great Britain in consequence of which war measures have been adopted and the British forces have been instructed [intrusted?] with the defense of Egypt. Country is quiet and at present Americans are in no danger.