391.1164/121: Telegram

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

164. Legation’s 163, December 11, 4 p.m. In conversation with the Minister of Education this afternoon he said among other things that a commission had been appointed to negotiate regarding value of properties, mode of payment, et cetera, and “any property that might be donated”. I stopped him at once and said the American representatives were only authorized to sell and not to give away property and that the money was much needed for similar work in other fields where it was greatly appreciated. The representatives who were present fully endorsed my statement.