511.4 A 2/251a: Telegram

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

2. Department’s 83, September 15, 5 p.m., point 2, and written instruction 330, August 22, 1924.12

Further communication has been received from British Embassy inquiring whether this Government would now be prepared to approach the Persian Government with respect to latter’s exercising a more effective control of illicit traffic in opium from ports in Persian Gulf to Far Eastern countries.

Cable promptly action, if any, which you have taken other than as reported in your written despatches 652 September 23 and 671 October 8.13 Department notes you have consulted with British Chargé d’Affaires but record does not indicate that you have made either written or oral representations relative to particular phase of the matter mentioned in British note. Report whether you see any objection to such action at this time.