390. Editorial Note

During the evening of September 10, the Department of State transmitted to certain Middle Eastern posts a series of messages to be delivered orally to Prime Minister Ben Gurion, Prime Minister Menderes, Crown Prince Abdul-illah (who was then in Turkey), President Chamoun and Foreign Minister Malik, and King Hussein. (See Documents 391394) Secretary Dulles discussed drafts of the messages with Ambassador Caccia on September 8 and 10. During [Page 690]the latter conversation, Caccia conveyed comments on the drafts which he had received from the British Foreign Office. (Memorandum of conversation by Dulles, September 8; Department of State, S/S Files: Lot 66 D 123; Memorandum of conversation by Rockwell, September 10; Eisenhower Library, Dulles Papers, S/Miss Bernau)