219. Telegram From the Embassy in Egypt to the Department of State1

1910. For Secretary. More than month has gone by since we submitted to Department GOE counter proposal to our aide-mémoire reference High Dam requesting Department’s reactions soonest. Two weeks ago (Embtel 1794, March 82) we pointed out danger further delay and asked for at least some indication problems encountered by Department in order we might comment, but no response.

Fact I am not informed reference Department’s thinking notwithstanding my recent trip to Washington will be increasingly apparent to top levels here.3

  1. Source: Department of State, Central Files, 874.2614/3–2756. Secret. Received at 3:49 p.m.
  2. Document 179.
  3. The Department replied as follows:

    “Problems raised by GOE counter proposal have been under study within Dept sometime. Unable advise you at present on approach we will wish you make. Mindful however difficulties which this silence causes you.” (Telegram 2358 to Cairo, March 29; Department of State, Central Files, 874.2614/3–2756)