891.6363 Standard Oil/294
The Consul at Teheran (Gotlieb) to the Secretary of State
[Received August 30.]
The Persian Medjliss in its session of June 20th passed the following
I respectfully refer in this connection to my report of June 27 (“Project for grant of North Persian Oil concession to American company passed by Persian Medjliss”) and specifically to Article I of the draft concession enclosed therein8 reading as follows:
“The Parliament of Persia approves the granting of a concession … for Khorassan, Azerbaijan and two of the three Northern provinces bordering the Caspian Sea, Guilan, Mazanderan and Astarabad.”
One of the two most promising provinces, Guilan and Mazanderan is consequently to be reserved for exploitation by Persian brains and capital, in addition to Tonekabon, which is not held to be of great importance.
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- Draft concession not printed.↩