891.24/393a: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Consul General at Sydney (Palmer)

294. Could you ascertain at once, in consultation with local representative of War Shipping Administration and of British Ministry of Food, whether 8,000 tons of wheat will be available, properly bagged, for shipment to Iran not later than the last week in March. War Shipping Administration plans to have a ship in berth by the last week in March to load such wheat. This is the latest possible date which will permit us to meet our commitment to Iran for deliveries in May.

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