316. Editorial Note

At the 363d Meeting of the National Security Council, April 24, Director of Central Intelligence Allen Dulles reported on Saudi foreign policy and possible nationalization of Saudi oil as follows:

“Feisal had recently broadcast a statement in which he proclaimed a policy of “positive neutrality” for Saudi Arabia, but in which he had also come out strongly against Communism. He had likewise requested the United States to cease to fly the U.S. flag at the Dhahran air base.

“[1 paragraph (5 lines of source text) not declassified]” (Memorandum of discussion by Gleason, April 24; Eisenhower Library, Whitman File, NSC Records)