On Valentines Day in 1945, President Franklin D. Roosevelt welcomed Saudi Arabias King Abd al-Aziz Ibn Saud aboard the U.S.S. Quincy. This eyewitness account by the meetings sole interpreter provides a fascinating glimpse into one of the first official meetings between U.S. and Saudi leaders. It was first published by AMIDEAST in 1954 and reprinted in 1955 by Selwa Press. AMIDEAST is pleased to provide it [here] with permission from Selwa Press.

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