Editorial Note

The Iranian Government, in an announcement released on October 16, made known that it had invited to Tehran representatives of the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company to negotiate concerning revision of the terms of the company’s concession. The negotiations, “conducted in a spirit of mutual and sincere cooperation”, began on September 30 and terminated on October 13.

With the ending of this preliminary stage of negotiations, the AIOC representatives were to report to the officers of the company at London; and the company was to notify the Iranian Government of its views within three months, so that negotiations might be resumed at Tehran (enclosure to despatch 317, November 3, from Tehran, 891.6363/AIOC/11–348).