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Memorandum by the Chief of the Division of Near Eastern Affairs ( Murray ) to the Under Secretary of State ( Welles )

Mr. Welles: I discussed this matter with the Egyptian Minister today, and I think I managed to persuade him that it would be better not to give the incident any further publicity.

The Minister informed me, incidentally, that a representative of Time magazine had come to Washington at his request to discuss the whole question, and that he has been assured that the magazine will make “amends” of some kind in a subsequent issue.

Wallace Murray