The Lend-Lease Administrator (Stettinius) to the Assistant Secretary of State (Acheson)

My Dear Mr. Acheson: I have received your letter of January 9, 1943, in which you suggest the desirability of prompt action to make Saudi Arabia eligible for Lend-Lease aid.

On January 11, 1943, I sent a memorandum to the President44 recommending that he make an appropriate finding that the defense of Saudi Arabia is vital to the defense of the United States so as to render Saudi Arabia eligible for assistance under the Lend-Lease Act.

Sincerely yours,

E. R. Stettinius, Jr.
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