890g.6363T84/430: Telegram

The Chargé in Great Britain (Atherton) to the Secretary of State

196. Department’s instruction No. 454, August 1. Understand upon completion of discussions Iraq Prime Minister has made definite proposals for modification of Turkish petroleum convention of 1925. Sir John Cadman, chairman of Anglo-Persian Oil Company, will submit terms of these modifications to interested American oil group for consideration.42

  1. For text of agreements signed March 24, 1931, see ‘Iraq Government Gazette, No. 21a, Baghdad, May 21, 1931, “Law ratifying the two agreements amending the Turkish Petroleum Company’s concession, No. 71 for 1931”, dated May 18, 1931.