891.00/1922: Telegram

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

279. Your 327, October 17. Department concurs in your recommendation regarding assurance to be given Iranian Government if Sheridan determines wheat supply will be insufficient to last until [Page 158] next harvest. However, you should give no guarantee to Iranians pending further instructions. We are sending summary of your telegram to London and instructing London Embassy to endeavor to obtain British agreement to joint assurance. Winant51 at Cairo is also being informed and authorized in his discretion to take question up with British Middle East authorities.

  1. Frederick Winant, United States civilian representative on Middle East Supply Center.