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

285. My 273, March 15. British Ministry is informed that March loadings in United States of wheat destined for Iran will be very [Page 612] small. This is disturbing since Tehran is still living from day to day and because it now appears that considerable part of the 30,000 tons for Iranian civil use will not arrive much before next harvest. To ease the situation in June could not Department arrange for tankers returning from Australia to bring back larger cargoes of wheat?

I should appreciate receiving from Department by telegraph a statement of wheat loadings from United States and Canadian ports for Iran monthly since November. This is needed to check the conflicting statistics received locally from various sources.