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

142. As yet too early draw conclusion regarding significance yesterday’s demonstrations or determine what likely be Mosadeq’s next moves in consequence.

Embassy and CAS however believe Tudeh afternoon gathering their largest and best organized since being declared illegal and perhaps in party’s history. Crowd displayed high degree discipline. While slogans attacking Shah absent those directed against US most frequent forming dominant note of demonstration.

Tudeh’s display for point of force comes in wake publication June 20 of open letter to Mosadeq from Tudeh Central Committee in which legalization Tudeh party appeared primary immediate objective.

Mattison
  1. Source: National Archives, RG 84, London Embassy Files, Lot 59 F 59, classified general records, Box 34. Confidential. Repeated to London. Received at 6:30 pm. The telegram is the Embassy’s copy as approved and has no time of transmission.