867N.01/2205: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Minister in Iraq (Henderson)55

27. Today’s press carries reports of a telegram sent by Senator Wagner to the Presidents of the Iraqi Senate and Chamber in reply to their telegram to him. These reports quote the Senator as predicting the ultimate passage of the Palestine resolutions.

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The Department, however, is still of the opinion expressed in the Department’s No. 23, February 26, 9 p.m., that it appears unlikely that the resolutions will be reported out of committee and you may indicate this continuing belief if you have further discussions on the matter.

  1. Repeated to Cairo in telegram 446, March 3, 9 p.m., with the instruction to repeat in turn to Beirut, Damascus, Jerusalem, and Jidda.