The Ambassador in the United Kingdom ( Winant ) to the Secretary of State
[Received June 22—1:25 p.m.]
3482. The sense of the Department’s telegram no. 2728, June 13, 5 p.m., was communicated informally to the Foreign Office. We are [Page 241] told that while they are sorry to hear that our War Department does not feel able to undertake the organization of a military mission to Persia, they quite realize that the War Department’s “many preoccupations would make this difficult at the present moment”. They hope, however, that this decision does not modify the decision to send an officer to take charge of the Quartermaster and Finance services of the Iranian Army (Department’s telegram no. 2417, May 27, 9 p.m.) and likewise that it will not hinder our efforts to find the other advisers requested by the Iranian Government.