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

TEHE 724. Source [less than 1 line not declassified].

1. At extraordinary party contact evening 16 August Tudeh issued foll instruction:

A. Members possessing firearms must inform party. Also anyone knowing where firearms can be bought must report. If necessary party will get arms by disarming police.

B. All members who have completed military service must inform party.

C. All members having houses with direct access to streets must report.

D. Party needs all money members can give. Personal possessions must be sold if necessary to get money.

E. Now is sensitive and critical time for party. Time for talking has ended. Party must be prepared to act.

F. Foregoing instructions must be regarded as most secret.

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2. Wash only: [less than 1 line not declassified].

End of message.

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