883.24/21: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Minister in Egypt (Kirk)

604. Your 1591 of October 15, 3 p.m. Hopkins has advised as follows:

“With reference to giving aid to Egypt under Lend-Lease, it is not believed that any commitment should be undertaken at this time. The situation is complex and the attitude of the British will have to be ascertained. Furthermore, all available shipping and supplies are badly needed by the British, the Russians and the Chinese.”