661.9131/109: Telegram

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

20. Department’s telegram number 18, August 5, 6 p.m.

Brief report by telegraph would have been misleading as to local situation.

I have made no further representations and do not perceive urgent need therefor. “We are faced by fait accompli. Further protest may be made within [sic] any reasonable delay.

Persian Government virtually ignores Department’s position as well as past representations of my colleagues. The latter have done nothing since exchange of ratifications and accept situation on the ground that Persia has but yielded to the inevitable.

Believing matter warrants Department’s careful study, please await receipt current despatches.

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