511.4 A 2/252: Telegram

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


4. Your 5, January 21, 9 a.m. In view of the definite statement in the Department’s note of August 21, 1924, to the British Embassy,16 copy of which was enclosed with Department’s written instruction to you of August 22,17 it is desired that you address a further communication to the Persian Government in regard to the traffic in opium embodying the substance of the second and third paragraphs of Department’s note of August 21. In your communication you may also in your discretion refer to relevant facts set forth in annex 4 to MacCormack memorandum, and you may state that the Government of the United States has been pleased to note action already taken by Government of Persia toward suppressing illicit traffic from ports of Persian Gulf, adding that it is the earnest hope of the Government of the United States that this action will be pressed to a successful conclusion.

You may use your discretion on consulting further with your British colleague before sending note.

Telegraph briefly action taken.