File No. 763.72111/6917

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


Your telegram March 29, 3 p.m. No truth in the report. I am reliably informed that no such delegation has left Teheran. If such had taken place, you may be assured that I should have known of and would therefore have reported same by telegraph.

Newspaper accounts probably originated from a telegram recently received by Shah of Persia from the rulers of Central Powers proclaiming that they guarantee the independence of and the sovereignty of Persia and expressing sympathy with and desire to assist her.