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

Dear Ed: I have your letter dated October 19 on the conduct of American troops in Iran.

I am very glad to get this report and will immediately start an investigation to determine the facts. As soon as I have heard back I will give you a report.86


J. J. McCloy
  1. A letter from the War Department dated December 3 minimized the complaints against the Army forces in Iran, and complained of the attitude of Minister Dreyfus. This letter was withdrawn, however, by Mr. McCloy on January 29, 1944, during a conversation with Mr. Murray in which the Assistant Secretary of War stated it was written in his absence and he would not have approved of it (811.24591/31).