The Counselor of Embassy in the United Kingdom (Matthews) to the Secretary of State
Sir: I have the honor to refer to the Embassy’s telegram no. 3808 of June 4, 6 p.m., and to enclose herewith a copy of the communication dated June 2, 1943,80 from the Foreign Office setting forth the reasons why it is felt the Department’s request to establish a Consulate at Bahrein cannot be granted, and giving certain suggestions as to how American needs in that area might be met in the absence of a Consulate.
The communications addressed by the Embassy to the Foreign Office on the Department’s request to establish a Consulate at Bahrein were, of course, reinforced by oral representations made directly to the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Eden, and to the Permanent Under Secretary of State, Sir Alexander Cadogan.
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