500.A14/741: Telegram

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

11. Foreign Office urgently requests that in the event of elimination of reservation to Arms Traffic Convention2 that some official statement be made at the same time so action will not be construed by other powers as Senate repudiation of any rights Persia may have in the Gulf.

  1. For text of the convention, see ibid., 1925, vol. i, p. 61; for text of the reservation, introduced by Senator King of Utah and adopted by the Senate June 15, 1934, see ibid., 1934, vol. i, p. 462.