890F.00/12–1647: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Legation in Saudi Arabia

top secret   us urgent

18. Careful consideration being given by Dept[s] State, Army, and Air to King’s request for training mission (Legtel 568 Dec 16) and relation this request extension US Army tenancy Dhahran Airbase (Legtel 581 Dec 22).1

Further consideration required in view projected Treaty UK–SAG (Legtel 24 Jan 20). For your info only, Dept has complete text proposed draft.

Urgent attention being given these matters, reply will be sent you soonest.

  1. Neither Jidda telegram printed, but see footnotes 8 and 9, p. 209.