891.458/34: Telegram

President Roosevelt to the Shah of Iran (Reza Shah Pahlavi)

It affords me great pleasure to extend to Your Majesty cordial birthday greetings and my sincere best wishes for a long, happy and prosperous reign.

With the near approach of the Iranian New Year festivities, I likewise wish to express the hope that the coming year will witness the strengthening of those close bonds of friendship which for so long have united the American and Iranian peoples.

Franklin D. Roosevelt