390D.11/71: Telegram

The Consul at Beirut ( Steger ) to the Secretary of State

Department’s November 1, 5 p.m. Discussed yesterday with High Commission situation created by Franco-Turkish Agreement and have received strongest verbal assurances that American rights as laid down in Gouraud-Knabenshue Agreement will not be modified and that Foreign Affairs Ministry will be requested to make situation clear in new instructions to consular officers in the United States. Written assurances have been promised for the near future.