The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Persia (Childs)

No. 271

Sir: I enclose a draft of a proposed treaty of extradition30 between the United States and Persia, which you will please present to the appropriate authority with the request that consideration be given to the question of the acceptability of this draft to the Persian Government. In this relation, you may point out that the United States has extradition treaties with almost all of the countries of the world excepting Persia, and that it is very desirous of concluding such a treaty with the Persian Government.

If you shall advise the Department by telegraph that it appears that the Persian Government is prepared to sign a treaty of extradition with the United States in line with the draft submitted, full powers will be sent to you to sign on behalf of the Government of the United States. It is hoped that it will be possible to arrange for such signing at an early date, but, of course, the Department will give consideration to any changes in the draft submitted which may be proposed by the Persian Government.

Very truly yours,

For the Secretary of State:
R. Walton Moore
  1. Draft not printed. Except for a few minor differences, the proposed draft was the same as the Extradition Treaty between the United States and Albania, signed March 1, 1933; for text, see Foreign Relations, 1933, vol. ii, p. 133.