The Secretary of State to the Minister in Iran ( Hornibrook )
33. Your 42, December 3, 5 p.m. In reply to the note verbale under reference you may state that the information desired by the Iranian Government in this matter should properly be sought through its representative in Washington who is in a position to furnish his Government with full details of the incident and of the action thus far taken by this Government as well as the steps which may subsequently be taken by the Maryland authorities.
The Department will in due course furnish you with complete information on this subject but considers that for the present at least the matter should be handled with the Iranian Government solely through its representative here.