391.1164/86: Telegram

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

83. My telegram No. 82, August 17, noon.1 I should like to make it quite clear that the action of the Government was not due to any incident or disagreement between any of the schools and the authorities which could have been used as an excuse. On the contrary I am told that all American institutions have been scrupulously careful in complying with all regulations however unreasonable and irksome and that their relations with the authorities were perfectly friendly.

The closing of foreign schools has caused consternation among all educated Iranians and I am daily receiving verbal expressions of emphatic disapproval and deep regret.

  1. Not printed.