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Ibn Saud Said to Promise Aid, Associated Press, NY Times, May 10, 1948.

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BAGHDAD, Iraq, May 9 (AP)-The Premiers of Syria and Lebanon said today that King Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia had assured them of his support including military aid-in the right of the Arab states against the Jews in Palestine.

Riad el Solh of Lebanon and Jamil Mardam Bey of Syria conferred with Ibn Saud last week in Riyadh, capital of Saudi Arabia. They arrived here today.

The two Premiers said that Ibn Saud had expressed complete support of all resolutions adopted at meetings of the Arab nations concerning Palestine, and that the King had agreed with all the Arab states ” to defend Palestine” with military force until Arab rights were assured.

The Premiers said that Ibn Saud had signed a joint communique to that effect that will be issued soon.

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