890F.24/67a: Airgram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Minister Resident in Saudi Arabia (Moose)

A–17. In a telegram dated October 6, 1943 to Casoc from Lebkicher,98 the statement is made that the British are still getting most of the credit for equipment being supplied to Saudi Arabia under Lend-Lease, and that Najib does not understand why all his discussions on such matters have to be with the British representative, but that Lebkicher personally believes this will be corrected since American representation is being increased and strengthened.

The Legation’s comments would be appreciated.

Stettinius
  1. Casoc official closely concerned with Saudi Arabian currency problems.