The Secretary of State to the Persian Chargé d’Affaires (Kuli Kahn)

No. 2]

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of November 6, 1914, giving the English translation of a cable message received by you from His Excellency the Persian Minister for Foreign Affairs requesting that this Government use its good offices with other powers looking to the preservation of the neutrality of Persia.

In reply I have the honor to inform you that the Government of the United States will lend its good offices to assist in doing whatever it may properly do to alleviate the conditions resulting from the situation existing in Europe.

Accept [etc.]

For the Secretary of State:
Robert Lansing