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Fear of Antagonizing U.S. Public Opinion Forcing Ibn Saud to Abstain from Pan-arab Talks

Ibn Saud, ruler of Saudi Arabia, has declared that he will not participate in any pan-Arab talks before the question of Palestine is settled, according to information reaching here. He is understood to feel that a decision by an Arab conference to oppose Jewish aims in Palestine would run counter to public opinion in the United States, which he does not wish to antagonize because of American oil concessions in Saudi Arabia.