891.24/420: Telegram

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

363. Department’s 153.64 I have delivered to Russian Ambassador on April 3 [an aide-mémoire?] along lines suggested by Department under cover of a note in which I called attention to fact that our common objectives in Iran can be successfully attained only through intimate collaboration and spirit of mutual trust. He has promised reply in near future. I have handed copy of aide-mémoire to British Minister.

I took this occasion to talk frankly to Ambassador about American position in Iran. Ambassador was as usual friendly and polite but was noncommittal and it was evident that my arguments had little effect on him. He stated that Kuniholm has on two occasions acted in manner harmful to Soviet interests and that Vivian handled said matters very inefficiently.

  1. Dated March 31, p. 351.