The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Persia (Amory)
55. (1) Should Department’s 53, November 3, not entirely meet exigency as set forth in your 80, November 3, cable your suggestions.
(2) You may intimate to Persian officials that this Government does not wish to delay its expression of friendliness toward Persia in the present situation. But since, according to your report, the present Provisional Government looks to a Constituent Assembly for eventual confirmation of its authority, the Department judged that confirmation might fittingly precede formal recognition by this Government. Any recommendation which you may feel disposed to make will, however, receive the Department’s careful consideration.