File No. 891.48/33

The Secretary of State to the Vice Chairman of the American Red Cross ( Wadsworth)

Sir: There is herewith enclosed to you a paraphrase of a telegram dated January 22,2 from the American Minister at Teheran, relative to the famine conditions in Persia.

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Believing that a practical expression of American good will towards Persia, at the present time, would be very beneficial, the Department feels that if the American Red Cross is able to take any steps towards the alleviation of the famine conditions in Persia, such action, under present conditions, would be especially desirable.

I am [etc.]

For the Secretary of State:
William Phillips

Assistant Secretary
  1. Text of telegram of Jan. 22 printed supra.