711.91/9–744: Telegram

The Ambassador in Iran (Morris) to the Secretary of State

671. ReDepts 526 August 23. On the occasion of presentation of my credentials the Shah expressed himself as displeased at the failure of the United States to sign the troop agreement. I said I understood it was the Iranian Government which was delaying signature and the Prime Minister intervened to say the matter was receiving attention and he hoped to send new proposals to Washington by the recently appointed Iranian Ambassador. Before doing so he said he wished to have a conference on the question with the Ambassador and me.