891.6363 Standard Oil/73: Telegram

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

48. Your 81 December 17, 9 A.M.29

Department understands that active negotiations are only with Standard. Sinclair representative told Department on December 16 that Thompson had been instructed to take no action at Teheran except to inform Persian Government that Sinclair had made offer to Shuster. Carefully avoid being drawn into any negotiations at Teheran and observe strict impartiality as regards the two companies. See Department’s 42 November 28, 6 P.M.29

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