891.24/401: Telegram

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

273. My 272 today.35 I am convinced after consulting Sheridan and Middle East Supply Center representative that the wheat program of 30,000 tons for Iranian civil needs is adequate if it actually arrives. The program was based on assumption that almost no wheat will be obtained from Azerba [Azerbaijan?] January. I recommend no increase in the contemplated shipment of 55,000 tons of wheat to Iran to cover all needs up to next crop.

  1. Ante, p. 344; see also Department’s telegram No. 123, March 12, p. 342.