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

436. Department’s 196 April 24.45 Foreign Minister informs me the draft agreement relating to presence of American forces in Iran is receiving urgent consideration by Government. He believes it will be approved in very near future with minor amendments to bring it more nearly into line with Tripartite Pact. It should be noted that draft was submitted to Iranian Government only on April 12.

The matter of exchange of notes on criminal jurisdiction has received favorable consideration of Cabinet and is now under study in Ministry of Justice. Foreign Minister feels certain it will be approved by Government but he states frankly that it will be held up until general agreement referred to above has been signed.

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