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

74. Hart returned from Kabul this afternoon. Gave written notification to the Afghan Government June 19th. He states Government offered concession on more favorable terms if that would induce the company to reconsider decision and made him promise to try and interest some other American company in Afghan oil. Authorities, although stunned by the decision to terminate concession, continued to show most friendly feelings and Hart believes six Americans on his staff now still in Afghanistan are in no danger.