891.01/22: Telegram

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


76. It is probable that Prime Minister will be at once proclaimed Shah, or else that a Constituent Assembly will be called. … The movement has fair chance to succeed since the opposition lacks unity and leadership. Communication from Chamberlain1 transmitted through British Minister to Persian Foreign Office affirms the complete disinterestedness of Great Britain in present critical circumstances. … Recently appointed Ambassador from Turkey, travelling through Caucasus, delays arrival pending outcome of crisis.

Until situation clears up Department may wish to detain American Minister at Beirut.

  1. J. Austen Chamberlain, British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs.