891.00/11–2045: Telegram

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

974. Press today reports fighting still in progress at Mianeh and says rioters have disarmed gendarmes at Sarab, Ajabshir and Banab, but continued [calm said] to reign at Tabriz, Rezaieh, Ardebil, Astara and Miandoab with Iranian garrisons at those points in full control.

Prime Minister yesterday made general statement in Majlis in which he asserted Govt would not permit rebellion and would punish those responsible for creating trouble. Said sole request of Iran Govt to Allied Govts signatories of Tripartite Treaty is that they refrain from air [any?] intervention in internal affairs and respect liberty of action of Iranian Security forces and official agencies. Expressed confidence in friendship of neighboring states and in good will and patriotism of Azerbaijanian population.

Sent Dept as 974 repeated Moscow as 280 and London as 87.