351. Memorandum From Director of Central Intelligence Dulles to Secretary of State Dulles1
Before Mr. Herbert Hoover, Jr., left for London we conferred with regard to the question of “assurances” given by the British prior to the undertaking of the recent operation in Iran which resulted in the change of government. He suggested that this information might be useful to you as background for Bermuda.2
Accordingly Mr. Roosevelt has prepared, and I enclose, a brief memorandum giving the information on this subject including Roosevelt’s talks with high British officials.
You will probably have in the State Department further information on this subject since I understand that there were conversations with the British Ambassador and possibly cables with London.
- Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Files 1950–1954, 888.2222/12–153. Top Secret; Security Information.↩
- A reference to the Bermuda conference of December 4–8, held among the United States, United Kingdom, and France. For documentation on the Bermuda conference, see Foreign Relations, 1952–1954, vol. V, Western European Security, Part 2, pp. 1710–1848 (Documents 318–364).↩
- See Document 331.↩
- Reference is to the paper British Ambassador Sir Roger Makins gave to Under Secretary Smith, dated July 23; see Document 250.↩