The Acting Secretary of State to the Minister in Egypt ( Howell )
4. With reference to your despatch No. 898 of October 22, 1926. Endeavor to ascertain the views of your British and Rumanian colleagues on the question of petroleum storage and the nature of any representations which they may have made to the Egyptian Government. Also ascertain whether, if the protested practice continues, they would be in favor of joint or concurrent representations and, in such event, the nature of the arguments upon which they would be prepared to base such action.
Report the results of your conversations briefly by telegraph, also the present status of the controversy and your recommendations. Report fully on the subject by mail.