891.51A/182: Telegram

The Minister in Persia (Kornfeld) to the Secretary of State

[Paraphrase]

84. Department’s 48, July 30, 7 p.m. I have learned from the American Administrator General that he has been to see the Prime Minister who urgently pressed him not to leave Persia. But Administrator [Page 534]General is of opinion that it is preferable to terminate the contract now in force and that afterwards he could stipulate for undivided power over finances if he is desired to stay on.

Kornfeld