111.23/61: Telegram

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

88. Department’s telegram 42, August 12, 4 p.m. I today delivered to the Foreign Minister the aide-mémoire and translation after verbally conveying to him the substance thereof.

The Foreign Minister was visibly pleased to learn of Murray’s intended visit and promised to see the Shah personally at the first opportunity and to recommend that an audience be granted. He did not ask the purpose of the visit but spoke at some length about the high opinion of the United States held by Persians meanwhile deploring the action of certain American publications which resulted in the present abnormal relations. Brief reference in general terms was made to the Good Neighbor policy.