265. Telegram From the Central Intelligence Agency [text not declassified]1

DIR 16044. Re: [less than 1 line not declassified] (CIA officer).

1. Request you report immediately info re: whereabouts Shah, feasibility establishing covert contact; surveillance and protection by Iraq Govt.

2. Send info copies all messages to STEHE and [less than 1 line not declassified] (CIA officer) and use indicator.

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3. Above info should be acquired in such a way as not reveal our intention contact Shah. Security of paramount importance as Iran situation most explosive. Do not make any effort to contact Shah.

End of message.

  1. Source: Central Intelligence Agency. Secret; Operational Immediate. Transcribed specifically for the Foreign Relations series from microfilm in the Central Intelligence Agency that no longer exists. See “Sources” chapter.