891.51A/372: Telegram

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


[43.] Draft of new contract has been submitted formally by Minister of Finance to Millspaugh for his approval. Millspaugh [Page 552]regards new terms as entirely inadmissible, and he is drawing up for the Prime Minister a long exposition of his own views.

The Minister of Finance, as perhaps also the Government, appears to wish to deprive Doctor Millspaugh and the other Americans of their essential powers and to break up their close unity of organization, or to obtain the resignation of Doctor Millspaugh himself.