891.20 Mission/11a: Telegram

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

243. The agreement signed on November 27, 1943 providing for the assignment of a United States Military Mission to Iran (Schwarzkopf) expires on October 2, 1944.

Please ascertain discreetly and inform the Department by cable whether the Iranian Government desires to renew the agreement for an additional period of 2 years under the authority contained in Title I, Article 2 of the basic agreement.

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This is a routine inquiry, under the Department’s policy of making adequate preparation in advance for renewal of missions.