741.9111/74: Telegram

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

286. Department’s 111, March 3.41 Prime Minister asked me yesterday whether I have yet received the draft promised by Department. He urges that the agreement include a guarantee by United States of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Iran. Such a formal pledge he believes would be most helpful in counteracting the ever growing Soviet menace to Iran. He further expresses opinion that Iran has the right to expect such a declaration from the United States because of presence of American troops on Iranian soil.

  1. See footnote 36, p. 457.