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290. Telegram From the Station in Iran to the Central Intelligence Agency1

TEHE 756. Re: DIR 16355.2 Some difference of opinion exists among Iranian officials on best timing for Shah’s return and we think this question best resolved without our involvement particularly since direct communications between Shah and his people now easy. Therefore tell Shah all news most encouraging and we understand his govt in touch with him directly.3

End of message.

  1. Source: Central Intelligence Agency. Secret; Operational Immediate. [text not declassified] Transcribed specifically for the Foreign Relations series from microfilm in the Central Intelligence Agency that no longer exists. See “Sources” chapter.
  2. Not found.
  3. In telegram TEHE 749, sent earlier on August 20, the Station requested to “have the Shah start Tehe immediately.” (Central Intelligence Agency. Transcribed specifically for the Foreign Relations series from microfilm in the Central Intelligence Agency that no longer exists. See “Sources” chapter.)