Memorandum by the Secretary of State to the President
- Letter from Dr. Mosadeq
There are transmitted for your attention a copy of the letter from Prime Minister Mosadeq of Iran to you dated September 24, 1952, a summary of Dr. Mosadeq’s views, and the complete text, as received from the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, of the Iranian Government’s reply to the joint message put forward by Prime Minister Churchill and you to Dr. Mosadeq.1
The Department’s comments will follow later.
- Mosadeq’s letter to President Truman and the text of the Iranian Government’s reply to the joint U.S.-U.K. message are not printed. The summary of Mosadeq’s views, printed below as attachment 2, is a synopsis of his letter addressed to Prime Minister Churchill. Presumably Mosadeq’s letter to Churchill and the text of the Iranian Government’s reply are the same document. The verbatim text of Mosadeq’s letter to Churchill is in telegrams 1269 and 1270 from Tehran, Sept. 24. (888.2553/9–2452 and 888.2553/9–2552)↩
- Ellipsis in the source text.↩
- The D’Arcy Agreement, named for William Knox D’Arcy, was the original oil concession which had served as the basis for the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company’s operations in Iran. It was negotiated on May 28, 1901; was to last for 60 years; and the Iranian Government obtained only 16 percent of the profits accruing to the exploration and development company.↩
- See footnote 3, Document 211.↩