890F.6363/82: Telegram

The Minister Resident in Saudi Arabia ( Moose ) to the Secretary of State

172. Yesterday morning at the first opportunity which has offered since my return to Jidda I informed the King verbally the sense of the Department’s 84, October 9, 7 p.m. confirming what he had already learned from Casoc, General Manager, on or about October 16.

The King expressed pleasure at prospective development, seemed to consider United States Government participation as perfectly natural and expressed belief that project would be beneficial both to Saudi and United States Governments.