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

127. At my first interview with the Minister for Foreign Affairs yesterday he was very cordial and stated that he was delighted that normal relations between Iran and the United States were about to be resumed. He expressed regret that he was absent when Mr. Murray was here but hoped to meet him some other time. He added “for the present we are sending only a Chargé d’Affaires to Washington and will wait to see how things are going before appointing a Minister.” He implied that reports from the Chargé d’Affaires would be awaited before making further decisions.