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White House Says Truman Has Not Yet Seen Ibn Saud Letter Attacking Palestine Statement

President Truman has not yet seen the letter from King Ibn Saud, in which the Arabian monarch protested against the President’s recent statement on Palestine. White House press secretary Charles G. Ross told reporters this morning that the letter has just been received.

In his communication, which was made public last night in London, Ibn Saud said that Mr. Truman’s Yom Kippur statement was in “complete contradiction” to a statement from the White House in August that the United States did not plan to offer any plans for solution of the Palestine problem.

He charged that the Zionists were “aggressors” and expressed the hope that the American people will not “permit Zionist aggression against a friendly Arab country whose only fault was to believe in the principle of justice and who has given thousands of her sons to fight for the Allied cause.”