365A.11/10: Telegram

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

168. The following is the concluding portion of my 167, January 29, 5 [3] p.m.

It will be noted from the foregoing that the British commitment goes no further than to express determination that the Senussis in Cirenaica [Page 37] will not again be placed under Italian sovereignty and consequently [possibility] of satisfying certain Egyptian aspirations in Cirenaica is not precluded. In fact it is understood that this matter was touched upon by the Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs in a closed Foreign Affairs committee of the Chamber of Deputies on January 20. It would appear however that as matters stand neither the British, the Egyptians or the Senussis have formulated any specific plan in respect to a permanent post war regime in Cirenaica.