701.9491/21: Telegram

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

104. Referring to my 103, April 12, Prime Minister last evening informed Japanese Minister that his Legation must depart from Iran within a week. Question of means of exit now under discussion. Japanese wish to proceed to Turkey to which Iranians have no objection. British however do not approve dumping of further Axis diplomats in Turkey and are insisting that Legation return to Japan via Russia.