Jerusalem (Jun. 1)
The conference called recently at Koweit for the purpose of reconciling the ruler of the Wahabis, Sultan Ibn Saood, and King Hussein of the Hedjas, has failed, according to reports in the Arab press of Syria.
The Syrian Arab leader, Adib Iraki, in an interview in the Syrian press, states that the reason for the failure of the conference was the interference of Great Britain in the matter. He charges that Great Britain on one hand advised King Hussein to make certain demands on the Wahabi ruler, and, o##he other hand, advised Sultan Ibn Saood to reject these demands.
Concerning the military power of the Wahabis, Adib Iraki stated that Sultan Ibn Saood would be in a position to raise an army of 200,000 soldiers, equip them with full arms, and traverse the Hedjas and take possession of Mecca in the course of one week. The Sultan, however, hesitates to do so, not on account of any fear of Hussein’s army, but because he has consideration for the feelings of the Moslem world.