The Minister in Egypt (Kirk) to the Secretary of State
[Received March 27—12:26 p.m.]
590. Department’s 444, March 26, 8 p.m. Having ascertained that Ibn Saud is at or near Riyadh,61 I propose to leave for Saudi Arabia via Bahrein within a week’s time provided airplane travel can be arranged. Hare62 and Rountree will accompany me.
Am gratified that prospects of obtaining irrigation machinery for Saudi Arabia are favorable.