890F.515/8: Telegram

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

31. Reference my 29, April 21, 6 p.m. British patrol boat brought 100,000 gold sovereigns for Saudi Arab Government to Jidda on April 9. Saudi Government is short of rials and is paying salaries of employees in gold. The rial is strengthening in terms of the sovereign.

Repeated to Cairo.