179. Memorandum for the Record1
- Mr. Roosevelt’s recent talk with Woodhouse and Firth on Iran
The general subject of Mossadegh’s continuance in office was discussed here by top State Department officials with Mr. Eden.2 Gist of discussion was to effect that situation has materially altered since December. While there is no obvious choice in sight to replace Mossadegh it is felt that any assets which could be rallied to support a replacement should, if at all possible, he preserved for at least a few months more until the course of events may be clarified.