888.2553/10–2854: Telegram

No. 502
The Secretary of State to the Embassy in Iran1


843. Personal from Hoover to Foreign Minister. The news that the Iranian Parliament has today ratified the oil agreement2 is wonderful news indeed and marks a significant victory by those forces in Iran dedicated to the principle that Iran is to move forward toward social and economic development in friendly cooperation with other nations of the free world.

Please convey my heartiest congratulations on this significant occasion to His Imperial Majesty, the Prime Minister, Dr. Amini and all the others in your government who contributed to the accomplishment of this great achievement which the whole free world admires.3

  1. Drafted by Stutesman and approved by Under Secretary Hoover after being cleared with Ambassador Henderson.
  2. On Oct. 28 the Embassy in Tehran informed the Department that the Iranian Senate had passed the oil bill that day, with 41 votes in favor, 4 against, and 3 abstentions. (Telegram 962; 888.2553/10–2854)

    The Department issued a press release, dated Oct. 28, announcing that on Oct. 28 the agreement in principle, signed on Aug. 5, between the Government of Iran and the International Oil Consortium, was ratified by the Iranian Senate. For text, see Department of State Bulletin, Nov. 8, 1954, p. 683.

  3. On Oct. 29 the Embassy in Tehran, informed the Department that the Shah signed the oil bill that day. (Telegram 974; 888.2553/10–2954)