The Chargé in Iran (Schnare) to the Secretary of State
[Received January 30—11:08 a.m.]
108. Department’s number 17, January 8.2 Soviet Ambassador informs me he has received a communication from Sucow [Moscow?] which takes stand that Soviet Government being bound by terms of Tripartite Agreement cannot acquiesce in any such arrangement between British and American Governments until it is informed of terms of the agreement. Soviet Ambassador has similarly informed British Minister.3 It is suggested that British and American Governments take matter up directly with Soviet Government.