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The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Iran (Merriam)

12. Department’s 10 [11], March 19, 4 p.m. Daily Mirror today printed following under heading “Correction”:

“It has been brought to the attention of the Mirror that a statement contained in its issue of February 8, 1936, to the effect that His Majesty, the Shah of Iran, was formerly in the hire of the British Legation at Teheran, is wholly without foundation, and that His Majesty has since his earliest youth served his country in the army.

“The Mirror regrets the publication in its columns of such an erroneous statement and is happy to make this correction.”