The Secretary of State to the Minister in Persia (Kornfeld)
33. You may inform the Minister of Foreign Affairs that Department is giving careful consideration to the Persian Government’s request for assistance in securing appropriate persons to act as advisers for financial and other matters as indicated in your 45 of April 25, 12 midnight.7 Persian Minister here has been urgently pressing Department for decision. You will be promptly advised when any action is taken.
The Department is not of the opinion that this Government should assume the responsibility for the actual appointment of a financial adviser for Persia but it will assist the Persian Minister in making an appropriate choice leaving the formal appointment to the Persian Government as it must be clearly understood that the American adviser is the employee of the Persian Government and in no way an official of the United States.
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