867N.01/10–2445: Telegram

The Chargé in Syria (Porter) to the Secretary of State

73. Secretary General of the Presidency informed me this morning of intention of Syrian Government to publish on October 25 texts of letters concerning Palestine exchanged between President Kuwatly and President Roosevelt on March 1187 and April 12, 1945. To my inquiry as to whether Syrian Minister at Washington had informed Department, Secretary General stated instructions had been sent 2 days ago to Kudsi to obtain Department’s consent to publication but that no reply had yet been received. I suggested that it might be well to await reply before publishing texts, to which the Syrians readily assented.

  1. See footnote 39, p. 692.