891.248/110: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Minister in Iran (Dreyfus)

125. Your 276, December 24, 4 p.m. If the technical expert in question is an American citizen he should apply to the nearest American consulate for endorsement of his passport valid for travel to Iran.

While from the standpoint of foreign policy, the Department sees no objection to the establishment of an aircraft factory in Iran using American equipment, it is doubtful whether such equipment could be released for export in view of the needs of the national defense program.