867N.00/611: Telegram

The Minister in Egypt (Kirk) to the Secretary of State

61. Personal for the Secretary and Under Secretary.2 Prince Mohammed Ali, heir to the Egyptian throne, has called me to say that he and leaders in the Arab world have lately been disturbed by the utterances from the United States which have placed emphasis on the Jewish aspect of the Palestinian problem to the exclusion of the Arab viewpoint. His Royal Highness added that there was no intention to deny or ignore Jewish rights or aspirations but he hoped that equal consideration was being given to the Arab angle of this problem.

I understand that the Prime Minister of Iraq3 had the intention of approaching you in the foregoing sense and accordingly I submit the Prince’s views in the premises.

Repeated to Jerusalem and Baghdad.

  1. Sumner Welles.
  2. Nuri as-Said.