883.24/185: Telegram

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

1137. Department’s 746, June 7, 5 p.m. British Embassy advised of policy as set forth in Department’s telegram under reference and Egyptians will be informed first appropriate opportunity. Matter also discussed with American Army Service Forces Headquarters staff here who state they have received instructions from War Department generalizing policy outlined in Department’s telegram to apply to all independent countries in this area and authorizing their acting as channelizing medium therefor except for Turkey. Army states instructions very general, however, and more specific directions have been requested from War Department.

Please verify identification of General in concluding paragraph since Spalding not now in this area although he occasionally visits.