President Roosevelt to the President of the Syrian Republic (Kuwatly)76

Your Excellency: I have received the letter which you sent me under date of March 11, 1945,78 regarding the question of Palestine, and desire to thank you for having given me this statement of the attitude of the Arabs toward this problem.

I have read your letter with very great interest and you may rest assured that I will not fail to take your views into account in considering the Palestine question. As far as the attitude of this Government is concerned, it gives me pleasure to renew to you the assurances which I had previously given that in the view of the Government of the United States there should be no decision regarding the basic situation in Palestine without full consultation with both Arabs and Jews.

I avail myself of this opportunity to send Your Excellency my best wishes for the continued well-being of the Syrian people.

Sincerely yours,

Franklin D. Roosevelt
  1. Transmitted to Damascus in instruction 120, April 21, 1945.
  2. President Roosevelt was in Warm Springs, Georgia, on this date.
  3. Not printed, but see footnote 39, p. 692.