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890F.24/32a: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Saudi Arabia ( Shullaw )

14. Please obtain from the appropriate representative of the Saudi Arabian Government the representations required by Sections 4 and 7 of the Lend-Lease Act as a prerequisite to approval by this Government of requisitions for Lend-Lease aid.

This usually takes the form of a letter to the President as follows:

“My dear Mr. President: On behalf of Saudi Arabia, pursuant to Sections 4 and 7 of the Lend-Lease Act of March 11, 1941, I hereby represent that:

(1)
Every contract or agreement for the disposition of any defense article or defense information, pursuant to Section 4 of the Act of March 11, 1941, to Saudi Arabia shall be deemed to include a clause that Saudi Arabia will not, without your consent, or the consent of someone designated by you for that purpose, under the Act, transfer title to or possession of such defense article or defense information by gift, sale or otherwise, or permit its use by anyone not an officer, employee or agent of Saudi Arabia; and
(2)
If, as a result of the transfer to Saudi Arabia of any defense article or defense information, it is necessary, pursuant to Section 7 of the Act of March 11, 1941, fully to protect the rights of any citizen of the United States who has patent rights in and to any such defense article or information. Saudi Arabia will do so, when so requested by you or your designee tor that purpose.”

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