841D.01/228: Telegram

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

8893. Personal to the Secretary. Your 8004, December 18.38 Department’s 7184, November 13, was held by the Embassy until my return and because of the absence of both Eden and the Prime Minister. I explained the British position on this issue to the President in Cairo,39 having taken the matter up at great length with the Prime Minister on my journey out there with him. I understood the President would talk with the Prime Minister on this subject but do not know the results of their discussion.

Since returning here I have taken up your carefully prepared note 7184, November 13, with Eden and have asked for a written reply. I haven’t much hope of a favorable reply.

  1. Not printed.
  2. Ambassador Winant was a participant in the First and Second Cairo Conferences, November 22–26, and December 2–7, 1943. For correspondence concerning these conferences, see Foreign Relations, The Conferences at Cairo and Tehran, 1943.