890F.6363/5–848: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Legation in Saudi Arabia

secret   us urgent

171. Pls make clear to SAG that USG feels the question of extent to which Aramco concession covers submerged Persian Gulf area is matter for determination between SAG and Aramco. USG and UKG consultations not addressed to this problem but confined to formulating applicable principles governing division Persian Gulf submerged area (among countries having adjacent territory) with view to fair and orderly exploitation. These principles will be submitted to SAG when formulated.

Sent Jidda, repeated London.