Memorandum by the Acting Secretary of State to President Roosevelt

I am attaching a copy of a telegram from Baghdad50 stating that the Prime Minister of Iraq had asked for confirmation of a Reuter’s report to the effect that you had reaffirmed to Rabbi Wise your promises of last October to the Zionists. The telegram adds that the Prime Minister requested our Chargé d’Affaires to convey to this Government the keen disappointment of the Iraqi Government if the report should prove to be true.

There is also attached for your approval a proposed telegraphic reply to Baghdad.51

Joseph C. Grew
  1. Telegram 110, March 18, noon, p. 693.
  2. Telegram 116, March 24, 1 p.m., infra.