740.0011 European War 1939/30843: Telegram

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

480. Department’s 456, September 9, 10 p.m.65 The declaration of war by Iran66 does not appear to make any changes necessary in the proposed agreement except in the preamble. Substitute the following for the first five paragraphs of the draft agreement enclosed with the Department’s instruction no. 272 of September 10:

Whereas, the Government of the United States of America and the Imperial Iranian Government subscribe to the principles of the Joint Declaration made on August 14, 1941 by the President of the United States of America and the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, known as the Atlantic Charter; and

Whereas, each Government is a party to the United Nations Declaration of January 1, 1942, and has thereby pledged itself to employ its full resources, military or economic, against those members of the Tripartite Pact with which such Government is at war; and

Whereas, the presence of American Forces in Iran is deemed necessary to the successful prosecution of the war.”

  1. Not printed.
  2. For correspondence on this subject, see pp. 428 ff.