891.6363 Standard Oil/432: Telegram

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

264. Department’s 8, January 20, 1940, and previous telegrams. Anderson returned yesterday and will propose to the Iranian Government that the Standard Oil Company be authorized to engage in geological explorations for not to exceed 3 years. This to create no obligation either on the part of the Government to deal with his company or opportunities for the company to apply for a concession. Main object would be to have the necessary data ready in case a concession should later be obtained and thus to save much time.