867N.00/474: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Bingham)

277. Your 403, June 24, 5 p.m.9 It is the Department’s understanding from Alling’s conversation with the Head of the Eastern Department of the Foreign Office (see penultimate paragraph of Alling’s memorandum of June 1) that American rights under the American British Convention of December 3, 1924, were considered to be “largely of an economic character” and that consequently the British Government would probably not find it necessary to consult this Government with respect to changes that might be proposed in Palestine as a result of the Report of the Royal Commission.

I should appreciate receiving at the earliest possible moment any further detailed elucidation of the official British position in this matter that you can obtain.

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