111.23/67: Telegram

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

96. Legation’s telegram 94, August 27, 1 p.m.24 Half an hour ago the Minister for Foreign Affairs stated that during Murray’s visit in Teheran the Shah would receive him in audience. The exact date will be fixed after Murray’s arrival here.

The Minister stated that he had strongly urged the Shah to grant the audience and that his advice had been accepted when he pointed out that Murray would be impressed to a much greater extent by the progress achieved under the present dynasty than a person who had not seen Iran under the old regime. He also expressed the hope that Mr. Murray’s visit would be a step toward the establishment of normal American-Iranian relations.

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