891.01/25: Telegram

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


53. Referring your 78 of November 1,3 and 79 of November 2, Department sanctions acknowledgement, in manner you have suggested, of circular from Foreign Office. You may also carry on, at your discretion, the business of the Legation with the Provisional Government, following, when expedient, the procedure of representatives of other powers.

The Foreign Office circular alludes to the government of Reza Khan as provisional, and anticipates that a definitive form of government will be later set up by Constituent Assembly. It is, therefore, assumed by the Department that there is not at present any question of formal recognition, and that before that question arises there will be an opportunity to consider further the legal status of the new government and its attitude toward international agreements made under the Kajar dynasty.

Advise Department of steps taken.

  1. Not printed.