890E.01/101: Telegram

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

210. Your No. 499 [449], November 13, 10 p.m. The Department does not understand the meaning or intent of the statement in Catroux’ letter to Lyttelton that “the Franco-American Convention of April 4, 1924 extended to the Lebanon thus defined the guaranty of the United States.”

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