891.6363 Standard Oil/82: Telegram
The Chargé in Persia (Engert) to the Secretary of State
[Received December 23—9:29 a.m.]
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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