867N.01/10–545: Telegram

The Chargé in Saudi Arabia (Sands) to the Secretary of State

374. Reference Department’s telegram 297, October 3. King has in mind memorandum cleared with Roosevelt and himself as Department assumes. He will await reply to Legation’s telegram 372, October 2.59

Acting Foreign Minister informed me this morning King would welcome joint publication of memorandum and letter and suggests Friday October 12 at approximately 400 hours GMT as date of release in Mecca and Washington. He also suggests that section 2 on page 3 be omitted as not germane to present question.

If President Truman prefers King is prepared to publish unilaterally.

  1. Not printed, but see footnote 55, p. 755.