The Ambassador in Iran ( Murray ) to the Secretary of State
[Received November 22—7:40 a.m.]
980. We are trying [to] communicate with Tabriz by Iranian Army radio which has made contact with its garrison there and I hope to have word from Ebling in next day or two.
Still awaiting Russian passes for travel by car and plane to Tabriz. (Apart from pass question weather has prevented flying past several days and continues.) Soviet Chargé has assured me he has done all he could to obtain action but approval must come from Soviet military commander Qazvin who Chargé says has not yet replied to telegram sent afternoon November 20.