No. 33
Editorial Note

On June 27 the Department of State released to the press a statement by Secretary Acheson in which he expressed regret at the steps being taken by Iran which threatened to close down the Abadan refinery. Acheson stated that he was disappointed that the British proposal presented by Jackson had been summarily rejected without study and expressed his hope that Iran would reconsider and seek some formula that would avoid the dangers inherent in its actions and permit the continued operation of the oil industry. [Page 77] For text of Secretary Acheson’s statement, see Department of State Bulletin, July 9, 1951, pages 72–73.