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237. Telegram From the Embassy in Iran to the Department of State1

74. Belgian Minister who had audience with Shah yesterday tells me in strict confidence that Shah still very strongly desires to take trip [Page 620](re my 42, July 7)2 and is endeavoring arrange with Italian Government for invitation.

However, CAS source close to Shah states that Shah much heartened by EisenhowerMosadeq exchange and feels that British and US positions now clearly together.

It is possible Shah either telling different stories to different people in order keep situation confused or that this represents but further evidence Shah’s vacillation.

Mattison
  1. Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Files 1950–1954, 788.11/7–1353. Secret; Security Information. Received at 7:45 a.m.
  2. Document 235.