The Secretary of State to the Persian Chargé ( Ali-Kuli Kahn )

No. 26

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of November 21, 1918, and the enclosed copies of telegrams, dated November 16th and 18th respectively, from the Persian Foreign Office relative to the appeal of Persia for representation at the Peace Congress.

In reply I beg to inform you that the Government of the United States regards with sympathy the request that Persian delegates be admitted to the Peace Congress with power to take part in the discussion and determination of all questions in which Persia is interested or concerned, but a definite decision in this respect will not be communicated until after the President has reached Paris.

Accept [etc.]

Robert Lansing