890b.6363 Gulf Oil Corporation/171: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Chargé in Great Britain (Atherton)

7. Your 345, December 28, noon.18 Unless you perceive some objection, please express to the Foreign Office the disappointment with which the Department has learned of the further delay which has taken place in permitting the Shaikh of Kuwait to come to a decision in this case. At the same time state that, since on December 28th it was expected that the appropriate local authorities would be able to proceed in the matter in the “very near future” the Department assumes that definite and final action is now imminent.19

  1. Not printed.
  2. The British Government’s comments upon the two draft concessions were presented to the Sheikh of Kuwait on January 9, 1933, but neither draft concession was accepted.