891.42/92: Telegram

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

257. Reference my No. 157.59 There are indications of growing opposition in reactionary circles to the Educational Mission. A deputy speaking in the Majlis on December 11 attacked the mission stating that it was coming to proselytize. If this opposition continues it is probable that the mission would produce negative or even harmful results. Therefore, and because in my opinion the mission would be unwise, under existing war conditions, I recommend that the Department suggest to Dr. Monroe the inadvisability of coming to Iran. I should appreciate telegraphic advice as to Dr. Monroe’s decision.

  1. Despatch No. 157, November 25, not printed.