The Secretary of State to the Minister in Iran (Dreyfus)
250. Iranian Minister here has been instructed to take up with Department question of relations between American military authorities in southern Iran and local Iranian officials. As we understand it, Iranian Government complains that American officers give orders direct to Iranian officials instead of taking up matters through proper channels.
Minister states this question has been discussed with you by Iranian Foreign Office.
Please let us have any information you have and report steps you may have taken to resolve the difficulty.