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The Chargé in Iran (Ford) to the Secretary of State

349. Recent difficulties between Persian Gulf Command railway service and Iranian Ministry of Communications have again brought out uncertainty of position of our military forces vis-à-vis Iranian Government, in absence of any formal agreement covering presence of American troops in Iran. It would be appreciated if the Department [Page 359] would inform the Legation whether any progress being made in negotiation of such an agreement.