890E.01/12–1944: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Minister to Syria and Lebanon ( Wadsworth )

22. We understand from the British Embassy that you and Shone have discussed the instructions sent him by the Foreign Office on January [Page 1038] 26 and that you agree in considering the representations called for therein inopportune in the present local atmosphere. We should appreciate your urgent comment on this, as the Department is inclined to agree with the British views set forth therein. Please review the memorandum of conversation with Mr. Chamoun on December 15,20 copy of which was sent to you.

  1. Camille Chamoun, Lebanese Minister in the United Kingdom; memorandum of conversation not printed.