811.24591/22: Telegram

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

1103. Iranian Government has interposed last minute objections to proposed agreement covering American troops in Iran. Department’s telegram No. 612, December 2, 4 p.m. and extensive previous correspondence. Foreign Minister advised me that changes now desired are being transmitted to his Minister at Washington, and has handed me copy of his covering instructions which indicate that no possibility exists of any immediate conclusion of agreement. Report covering present status of discussions is being forwarded by air.

In view of these circumstances I now propose to depart on my deferred home leave by next ATC73 plane.

  1. Air Transport Command.