Consideration given by the Department of State to elevating legations of the United States in the Near East to the status of embassies 1
1. For previous documentation regarding the status of the diplomatic missions of the United States in Egypt and Iraq, see Foreign Relations, 1944, vol. v, pp. 3 ff.
 Memorandum by the Director of the Office of Near Eastern and African Affairs (Henderson) to the Acting Secretary of State (Grew)
[Received September 12—5 p.m.]