891.6363 Standard Oil/64: Telegram

The Chargé in Persia (Engert) to the Secretary of State

78. Thompson, representing Sinclair Oil Company, arrived to negotiate for northern oils apparently unaware of concession to Standard Oil Company. If the latter has not yet closed deal the Legation feels very strongly it should at once come to an understanding with Sinclair Corporation as any appearance of rivalry at this time may locally have deplorable results and prevent American participation altogether.