The Under Secretary of State (Stettinius) to the Assistant Secretary of War (McCloy)

Dear Jack: I enclose herewith a report the Department has received from its Legation at Tehran85 relative to the conduct of American troops in Iran. It occurred to me that, in view of some of the information contained in the report, you might want to check into the situation in order to ascertain if the observations are justified or are as serious as the report would appear to indicate. I am not, of course, sending this to you in the spirit of registering a complaint, but rather on the basis of bringing to your attention something which I feel certain you would wish to look into. I should be glad to have your reaction after you have read the report or after you have made whatever check you may feel is appropriate.

With best wishes,

Sincerely yours,

[File copy not signed]
  1. Despatch No. 671, September 13, p. 506.