125.0090F/13: Telegram

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

21. A request was made to the King2 on December 15 for permission to put into effect plan for consular representation in Dhahran referred to in Department’s 110, November 30, 10 p.m.,3 and the King referred question to Yusuf Yassin, Acting Foreign Minister.

No reply has yet been received and I fear that if the matter is pressed now the answer will be no. Minister of Finance4 who favors plan suggests that it be left dormant until opportunity occurs for discussing it directly with Amir Faisal.5 Details follow by mail.6

  1. Abdul Aziz ibn Saud, King of Saudi Arabia.
  2. Foreign Relations, 1943, vol. iv, p. 840.
  3. Shaikh Abdullah Sulaiman.
  4. Second son of the King, Viceroy of the Hejaz, and Saudi Arabian Minister for Foreign Affairs; for correspondence regarding the Amir Faisal’s visit to the United States, from which he was returning at this time, see Foreign Relations, 1943, vol. iv, pp. 840 ff.
  5. Despatch 92, January 12, not printed.