The Secretary of State to the Persian Chargé ( Kazemi )

Sir: I beg to acknowledge the receipt of your communication of December 13, 19255a in which you have informed me that, on December 12th, the Constituent Assembly at Teheran, convoked for the purpose of deciding upon the permanent form of government in Persia and the person of the Chief of State, decided in favor of a Constitutional Monarchy in which the ruling dynasty shall be his Imperial Majesty Reza Shah Pahlevi and his male descendants.

I am pleased to be able to inform you that, on December 15 [16], the American Chargé d’Affaires at Teheran was instructed6 to address a communication to the Persian Government stating that the Government of the United States, having noted the action of the Constituent Assembly of Persia in investing the Constitutional Monarchy of Persia in His Imperial Majesty Reza Shah Pahlevi, and being informed that the latter has taken the oath, extends recognition to the Government of Persia. This recognition has been accorded on the understanding that all international treaties and agreements between the United States and Persia shall be scrupulously observed. This communication was delivered on December 17th.

On December 16th, the President of the United States cabled the following message to His Imperial Majesty Reza Shah Pahlevi:

“It affords me great pleasure to express my sincere congratulations on this occasion of Your Majesty’s accession and my best wishes for [Page 682] Your Majesty’s good health and happiness. It is my earnest hope that during Your Majesty’s reign the friendly relations now existing between Persia and the United States of America and between the peoples of our two countries will be still further strengthened. I shall make it my pleasant duty to cooperate with Your Majesty to that end, and I am certain that Your Majesty will find in Mr. Hoffman Philip, newly appointed Minister of the United States to Persia and now en route to Your Majesty’s capital, a diplomatic representative eminently fitted to further that cooperation.”

Accept [etc.]

Frank B. Kellogg
  1. Not printed.
  2. By telegram No. 62, Dec. 16, 6 p.m.; not printed. The Chargé in Persia had reported by telegram No. 88, Dec. 15, 11 p.m. (received Dec. 15, 5 p.m.), that France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, and Poland had recognized the permanent Persian Government.