111.11 Hull, Cordell/1585b: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Winant)

6121. Personal for Ambassador Winant. Please convey the following message to Eden:

“Deeply appreciate your message and while nothing would give me greater pleasure both for personal and official reasons than to spend the day in consultation with you in Cairo I am apprehensive lest such a meeting be misconstrued to the subsequent disadvantage of both our Governments alike. I cannot arrive in Moscow before October 17 and unless you feel strongly on the subject I believe it would be best for us to await our arrival in Moscow where we will have ample opportunity to confer.”

Please inform Harriman of the foregoing.