867N.01/3–2945: Telegram

President Roosevelt to the King of Yemen (the Imam Yehya bin Mohamed Hamid-ud-din )54

I have received the telegram which Your Majesty sent me under date of March 1055 and wish to convey to you my warm appreciation of your expressions of friendship and esteem. The American Government is of course familiar with the views of the Arab States respecting the question of Palestine, and you may rest assured that those views will continue to receive the most careful consideration. I take this opportunity of sending my most sincere greetings to Your Majesty and my best wishes for Your Majesty’s continued good health.

Franklin D. Roosevelt
  1. In a telegram dated April 2, 1945, the King acknowledged receipt of the President’s telegram, declaring, “Your high promise and your generous agreement with the rights of Arab peoples and about their sacred places merit the favor and the thanks of all Arabs—nay, of Islam and of all Moslems.” (867N.01/3–2945)
  2. See footnote 39, p. 692.