701.9111/663: Telegram

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

122. Referring to the Legation’s No. 121, November 8, 9 a.m., the Minister for Foreign Affairs has just confirmed that in “a day or two” when budgetary arrangements have been made Ali Akbar Daftary will be ordered from Berlin to Washington to reopen the Iranian Legation. He expressed a hope that the arrival of the new Chargé d’Affaires would cause no unfavorable comment in the American press.

It appears that such a nomination will completely alter the premises on which were based the assumptions described in the Department’s telegram 47, October 14, 6 p.m.; and the Foreign Minister’s observations in that connection will not be invited again unless the Department indicates that such action should be taken.