811.24591/8½: Telegram

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

279. Your 476, May 8, 5 p.m. Department and War Department now considering Iranian counter draft of proposed agreement on presence American forces in Iran.48 Pending arrival at final conclusion, War Department has requested that you show copy of draft to General Connolly49 and obtain statement his views regarding practicability or desirability of provisions in counter draft of particular interest to him. Please telegraph any recommendations or suggestions [Page 466] he may make, together with any you feel will assist Department in reaching an equitable decision regarding agreement.

  1. The Iranian counterdraft was the subject of several War Department memoranda dated July 7, July 9, August 12, and August 28; none printed.
  2. Maj. Gen. Donald H. Connolly, Commanding General, Persian Gulf Service Command.