391.1163 Lutheran Orient Mission/95: Telegram
The Chargé in Iran ( Merriam ) to the Secretary of State
[Received 3 p.m.]
24. Lutheran missionaries at Saujbulak in Azerbaijan have been ordered to leave by the local governor. This morning I asked the acting Foreign Minister to delay action pending full investigation and drew his attention to the exchange of notes dated May 14, 1928,22 relating to missionary activities.
He did not mention Mirror article23 during our friendly interview and of course I refrained from doing so.
He said that Anayat Ollah Sami’i heretofore Iranian Minister at Baghdad has been appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs.