257. Memorandum of a Conversation Between the President and the Secretary of State, White House, Washington, September 22, 1956, 5 p.m.1

I called on the President at about 5:00 in the afternoon. We talked for about a half hour with reference to the Suez Canal matter. I reported to him the recent developments, thus supplementing my personal cables to him. The President expressed satisfaction at the outcome.

I referred to the private talk which I had had with Anthony Eden and to the possible military measures which he had outlined.2 The President expressed some skepticism as to whether they would be decisive.

  1. Source: Eisenhower Library, Dulles Papers, Meetings With the President. Secret; Personal and Private. Drafted by Dulles.
  2. See Document 245.
  3. Macomber initialed for Dulles.