Interest of the United States in the development of the petroleum resources of the Near and Middle East 1

1. For previous documentation on this subject, see Foreign Relations, 1950, vol. v, pp. 9 ff.


[102] National Intelligence Estimate

INR–NIE Files


[104] Memorandum of Conversation, by Richard Funkhouser of the Office of Near Eastern Affairs

McGhee Files: Lot 53 D 468: “Petroleum”


[105] The Secretary of State to the Embassy in Saudi Arabia

886A.2553/1–1851: Telegram


[106] The Ambassador in Saudi Arabia ( Hare ) to the Department of State

886A.2553/1–2351: Telegram


[107] The Secretary of State to Certain Diplomatic and Consular Offices

886A.2553/1–2551: Circular airgram


[108] The Acting Secretary of State to the Embassy in Iraq

887.2553/2–2851: Telegram


[109] The Ambassador in Iraq ( Crocker ) to the Department of State

887.2553/3–1751: Telegram


[111] The Ambassador in the United Kingdom ( Gifford ) to the Department of State

887.2553/3–2151: Telegram


[112] The Chargé in Jordan ( Fritzlan ) to the Department of State

880.2553/3–2651: Telegram


[113] The Secretary of State to the Embassy in Cairo

880.2553/3–2651: Telegram


[114] The Ambassador in Iraq ( Crocker ) to the Department of State

887.2553/3–2951: Telegram


[115] The Minister in Syria ( Cannon ) to the Department of State

880.2553/3–3051: Telegram


[116] The Ambassador in the United Kingdom ( Gifford ) to the Department of State

880.2553/3–3151: Telegram


[117] The Secretary of State to the Embassy in the United Kingdom

888.2553/3–3151: Telegram


[118] The Secretary of State to the Legation in Syria

883.2553/1–2551: Instruction


[119] Memorandum of Conversation, by the Officer in Charge, Arabian Peninsula Affairs ( Awalt )

NE Files: Lot 58 D 332: “Saudi Arabia—Boundaries”


[120] The Ambassador in the United Kingdom ( Gifford ) to the Department of State

880.2553/4–1451: Telegram


[122] The Secretary of State to the Embassy in the United Kingdom

800.2553/5–351: Telegram


[123] The Ambassador in the United Kingdom ( Gifford ) to the Department of State

887.2553/5–951: Telegram


[124] Memorandum of Conversation, by Richard Funkhouser of the Office of Near Eastern Affairs

McGhee Files: Lot 53 D 468: “Petroleum”


[126] The Ambassador in the United Kingdom ( Gifford ) to the Department of State

886D.2553/6–651: Telegram


[128] The Chargé in the United Kingdom ( Holmes ) to the Department of State

880.2553/6–2251: Telegram


[130] The Ambassador in the United Kingdom ( Gifford ) to the Secretary of State

880.2553/7–1051: Telegram

  1. This memorandum of conversation was drafted on January 19.
  2. This memorandum of conversation was drafted on January 17.
  3. This memorandum of conversation was prepared on March 21.
  4. This memorandum of conversation was drafted on April 10.
  5. This memorandum was drafted on May 10.
  6. This memorandum was prepared on May 18.
  7. This memorandum was prepared on June 21.