The Chargé in Great Britain (Atherton) to the Secretary of State
[Received January 19.]
Sir: I have the honor to refer to the Department’s instruction No. 165 of August 18, 1932 concerning the agreement concluded on October 31, 1931, between the British and French Governments with regard to the frontiers of Syria and the Jebel Druze on the one hand and Transjordan on the other. As I stated in my despatch in reply, No. 341 of September 12, 1932,8 an Aide-Mémoire containing the Department’s views8 as outlined in this instruction was given on September 12 to the Foreign Office official concerned, who stated that a full reply would be handed to the Embassy after the necessary consultation with the appropriate British officials.
There are enclosed herewith copies of a Foreign Office note No. E 6256/15/89 of January 4, 1933 on this subject, together with its enclosures, copies of the Anglo-French Convention of December 23, 1920 and of the Protocol of October 31, 1931.
As reference is made in the Foreign Office note of January 4 to the [Page 1006] Embassy’s memorandum and letter of September 12, 1932, copies of these two documents are likewise enclosed for the Department’s records.9
A copy of this despatch is being furnished to the American Embassy at Paris, as instructed.