The Chargé in Iran (Merriam) to the Secretary of State
[Received March 30—5:25 p.m.]
27. My telegram of March 29, 5 p.m. The action of the Iranian Government seems most ill-suited for its purpose since it appears inevitable that in commenting thereon the press will make statements which will be viewed as affronts here. There is thus a possibility that if we do not withdraw our representatives from Iran they will sooner or later be sent out by the Iranian Government. This is offered for thought purely in connection with other considerations as it would be unfortunate to withdraw solely for an eventuality which did not happen.