File No. 763.72111/6905

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


31. Your March 13, 1 p.m. How many British troops have been sent to northwest Persia? Where have they come from? Is it probable that all or part of them will pass on into Caucasus? Is the object of these troops to protect lives of Armenian and Assyrian Christians, Azerbaijan and Caucasus? Are they necessary for this purpose? What effect has British note had on Persian Government and public opinion? Is there any danger Persia breaking relations with Great Britain, or entering war on side of Germany and Turkey? If she did so, could she be of any material assistance? What, if anything, can you suggest United States could do to aid situation? Have Bolsheviki referred to in your March 8, 6 p.m.,1 arrived Teheran? What is attitude Bolsheviki in Persia towards Armenians?

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