The Minister in Iran ( Dreyfus ) to the Secretary of State
[Received November 20—3:48 p.m.]
1064. Department’s 579, November 18. Request Department’s authorization to delete phrase “and who are not members of the armed forces of the United States of America” on line 4 of page 4 and on line 11 of page 6 of draft treaty since Foreign Office now states that phrase is thoroughly objectionable wherever it occurs.
Although I personally feel that the language of article III as it now stands is somewhat confusing, Iranians are willing and ready to sign the agreement if these deletions are made.
I am most anxious for an early reply to avoid postponing unnecessarily my departure for the United States.68