891.6363 Standard Oil/82: Telegram

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

83. Department’s 42,33 44 and 48 have been carefully complied with but the Legation can only repeat warning contained in its 78, December 9, 9 p.m., as the British Government is pressing for repayment of advances and Persian Government has already resumed negotiations with the Anglo-Persian Oil Company. Thompson seems able and discreet and is being given every proper facility by the Legation. He is evidently preparing for a prolonged stay.

Government circles much disappointed at the delay and the question is asked whether action of the Medjlis was not too rash. …

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