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

315. Your 349, May 18. There have been no developments in matter of agreement covering presence of our forces in Iran since the conversation between officers of Department and Iranian Minister on March 4. Copy of the memorandum of this conversation was sent to you. Iranian Minister states that immediately after this conversation he requested new instructions from his Government but has as yet received no reply. Department suggests you inquire of Iranian authorities whether they still desire to conclude such an agreement and, if so, when the Department may expect to receive the Iranian counter draft which it is understood was to be prepared.