File No. 891.51/124.

The American Minister to the Secretary of State.


Your telegram December 27, 2 p.m. Have sent no telegram between dates mentioned.

The Cabinet notified Shuster in writing that the Cabinet and the commission mentioned in my telegram of December 22, 6 p.m.,1 yielding to the ultimatum were compelled to recall him from the Persian service, employing expression similar to language of the ultimatum. He answered acquiescing and expressing willingness to turn over to successor who might be designated. Polite oral messages accompanied the Cabinet communication and Shuster’s response. He hopes to depart from Teheran within a week or two. Date not fixed yet. His party will consist only wife, two small daughters, nurse, secretary, and one or two American men.

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