890D.01/430: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Consul General at Beirut (Marriner)

Your October 30, 1 p.m. has been repeated to the Ambassador, Paris,54 with instructions to bring the matter to the attention of the Foreign Office if he considers that the Aide-Mémoire exchanged between the Embassy and the Foreign Office on August 19 and August 25 could be construed as not applying to the Lebanon or if he believes our interests would be adversely affected by M. de Martel’s lack of instructions respecting our position.

Accordingly it would appear unnecessary and possibly undesirable to communicate officially with the High Commissioner in this matter but the Department has no objection to your furnishing him informally with copies of or extracts from pertinent documents.

  1. See supra.