The Acting Secretary of State to the Minister in Persia (Hart)
Washington, April 11, 1932—5 p.m.
9. Your No. 10, April 8, noon. Proposed changes in memorandum approved, except as follows:
- Add to paragraph 3 “The Government of the United States considers that a practical equivalent of the concession to Soviet trade in this respect would permit the production of export certificates within 6 months after the date of actual importation”. Bank guarantee clause of course to be omitted.
- Omit paragraph 4.
- The Department believes that the last sentence of paragraph 8 would be strengthened by the use of the figures contained in the Consulate’s Quarterly Automobile Tire Report of January 28, 1932, rather than the customs statistics for the year 1309 [1930?]. You should therefore substitute for that sentence the following: “On this point the American Legation ventures to add that according to liable estimates approximately 75 per cent of the tires now found on the Teheran market are imported from the United States, while but 5 per cent are of Soviet Russian manufacture”.