391.1164/87: Telegram

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

38. Your 85, August 20, 1 p.m. In view of the completely favorable response of the Iranian Government to our representations, and particularly in view of the desirability of avoiding all publicity in the matter, the Department does not approve of your furnishing your British and French colleagues with a copy of this Government’s note to the Iranian Government. Furthermore, in order not to prejudice the success of the forthcoming negotiations between the Mission board and the Iranian authorities, the Department considers it inadvisable for you to reveal, in any conversations you may have on the subject, the arguments used in the note.