891.51A/373: Telegram

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


31. Your telegram No. 44. Department recommends that in your audience with Shah you represent that an unfavorable impression will inevitably be made in America by the information that the American Administrator General has not been accorded a friendly participation in the drafting of a new contract, and that when his departure was already imminent he received proposals which were immediately published and by which his whole past administration of Persian finances seemed to be discredited. You are directed to make special reference to the attention which the Financial Mission [Page 553]to Persia has attracted in the United States, both in and out of Government, and if you think it would lend weight to your representations you may call attention to the allusions to America’s interest in Persia made by the President on occasion of presentation of Persian Minister’s credentials, and by Secretary of State in his review of American foreign relations in 1926. (You are referred to instructions 528, January 10, 1927, and 530, January 19, 1927.)

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