File No. 763.72111/6905

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

[Telegram]

His Britannic Majesty’s Minister at Teheran yesterday delivered to Persian Government note announcing intention of Great Britain to bring troops temporarily into northwest Persia to maintain order and protect the interests of the Allies; to welcome Persian representative to any future international conference to which non-belligerents are invited; to maintain [South Persian Rifles] as at present, but to have same after the war officered by foreigners to be agreed upon by Great Britain and Persia; and revision of the tariff of Persia, etc. Copy of the note mailed. Some excitement prevails.

Caldwell