867N.01/10–245: Telegram

The Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Winant) to the Secretary of State

10261. Press today carries following statement issued last night by Ministry of Information:

“Statements have been made in Washington that the Prime Minister has not sent any reply to President Truman’s letter to him of August 31 on the subject of Jewish immigration into Palestine. In fact, the Prime Minister sent a reply on September 16, and he understood that no further action would be taken until after Mr. Byrnes had returned to Washington.”