The Chargé in Persia ( White ) to the Acting Secretary of State
[Received January 8—4:05 p.m.]
84. My telegram number 52 [54?] November 25, 1 p.m. eighth point.5 Acting Minister for Foreign Affairs informs me this refers only to the Russian frontier especially in the Caucasus where Persia would like to recover Nakhchivan and other former Persian towns. Mirza Hussein Khan, member of the commission to the Peace Conference, is anxious to recover several islands in the Persian Gulf now controlled by Great Britain, but the Persian Government will probably not raise the question. Persia desires above all else her economic freedom.