Interest of the United States in resolving the dispute between Afghanistan and Iran regarding distribution of the waters of the Helmand River1

[Discussion of this question continued in Washington in 1948 between Afghan and Iranian representatives under the informal good offices of the Department of State. The Department suggested the preparation of an: advance Study of the Helmand water flow by an American engineer and offered its assistance in the selection of an international fact-finding commission. Documentation on these developments, which continued through 1949, is in Department of State file 890H.6461.]

  1. For previous reference to this subject, see Foreign Relations, 1947, vol. v, p. 760.