File No. 763.72/2253

The Minister in Persia (Caldwell) to the Secretary of State


Russian Army near Teheran. The Shah and the Persian Government are about to leave but yet undecided. German Minister and Turkish Ambassador fled. Have assumed charge of, at their request, their archives, legations, and interests. Many Persians, including Cabinet officers, officials, and several members of Congress, ask our protection. Cable instructions.