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

44. Some 15 high ranking Persian Government officials attended the Legation’s Fourth of July reception. Among them Minister for Foreign Affairs who stayed over an hour, several other Cabinet Officers and the President of the Parliament. They explained that others had been unavoidably detained by signing of treaty with Iraq11 same afternoon and by preparations for official dinner same evening. I gained the impression that the Government had definitely decided to resume normal friendly relations with this Legation.

  1. For the treaty and protocol between Iran and Iraq regarding boundary, signed at Teheran, July 4, 1937, see League of Nations Treaty Series, Vol. cxc, p. 241.