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List of Abbreviations

  • A, airgram
  • A/O, account of
  • Actel, series indicator for telegrams from Secretary of State Acheson while away from Washington
  • admin, administration
  • AIOC, Anglo-Iranian Oil Company
  • ALCSP, Arab League Collective Security Pact
  • Amb, Ambassador
  • AmEmb, American Embassy
  • AP, Associated Press
  • API, American Petroleum Institute
  • API Gravity, the standardized specific gravity of crude oil and refined products established by the American Petroleum Institute; specific gravity is the relative density of a volume of oil compared to the density of the same volume of water
  • ARAMCO, Arabian-American Oil Company
  • ARMISH, United States Military Mission with the Iranian Army
  • BMI, Bank Melli Iran
  • BNA, Office of British Commonwealth and Northern European Affairs, Department of State
  • BOAC, British Overseas Airways Corporation
  • BOB, Bureau of the Budget
  • BPD, barrels (of oil) per day
  • C, Counselor, Department of State
  • CA, circular airgram
  • CERP, Current Economic Reporting Program
  • CEV, series indicator for papers prepared in connection with the ChurchillEden visit to Washington, June 25–29, 1954
  • CFM, Council of Foreign Ministers
  • CFP, Compagnie Francaise des Petroles
  • CGSAC, Commanding General, Strategic Air Command
  • CIA, Central Intelligence Agency
  • C.I.F., the cost, plus insurance and freight charges, of goods to the point of destination, all of which are included in the price quoted for the goods
  • CIGS, Chief of the British Imperial General Staff
  • CINC, Commander in Chief
  • CINCNELM, Commander in Chief, United States Naval Forces, Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean
  • Con, Consul, Consulate
  • Cong, Congress of the United States; Congressional
  • conv, conversation
  • CUCTU, Central United Council of Trade Unions, Communist-dominated Iranian labor Organization
  • CZ, Canal Zone
  • DCI, Director of Central Intelligence
  • Def, Department of Defense
  • DefMin, Defense Minister; Defense Ministry
  • Depreftel, Department of State reference telegram
  • Deptel, Department of State telegram
  • DMPA, Defense Materials Procurement Agency
  • DMS, Director for Mutual Security
  • DOD, Department of Defense
  • Dulte, series indicator for telegrams from Secretary of State Dulles while away from Washington
  • E, Assistant Secretary of State for Economic Affairs; Bureau of Economic Affairs, Department of State
  • EDC, European Defense Community
  • Emb, Embassy
  • Embdes, Embassy despatch
  • Embtel, Embassy telegram
  • EPU, European Payments Union
  • EUR, Bureau of European Affairs, Department of State
  • Eximbank, Export-Import Bank of Washington
  • FOA, Foreign Operations Administration
  • f.o.b., free on board; indicates that the price of a commodity when delivered does not include the costs of insurance or freight
  • FonMin, Foreign Minister; Foreign Ministry
  • FonOff, Foreign Office
  • FonSec, Foreign Secretary
  • FY, fiscal year
  • FYI, for your information
  • G, Deputy Under Secretary of State; Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of State
  • GA, General Assembly of the United Nations
  • GENMISH, United States Military Mission to the Imperial Iranian Gendarmérìe
  • GOI, Government of Iran
  • GTI, Office of Greek, Turkish, and Iranian Affairs, Department of State
  • HBM, His/Her Britannic Majesty
  • HICOG, United States High Commissioner for Germany
  • HIM, His Imperial Majesty
  • HMG, His/Her Majesty’s Government
  • IAC, Intelligence Advisory Committee
  • IBRD, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank)
  • ICJ, International Court of Justice
  • IMF, International Monetary Fund
  • IPC, Iraq Petroleum Company
  • IWA, International Wheat Agreement
  • JCS, Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • KLM, Royal Dutch Airlines
  • MA, Military Attaché
  • MAAG, Military Assistance Advisory Group
  • MDA(P), Mutual Defense Assistance (Program)
  • ME, Middle East
  • MFA, Ministry for Foreign Affairs
  • MSA, Mutual Security Act; Mutual Security Agency
  • MSP, Mutual Security Program
  • MTL, series indicator for papers prepared in connection with bipartite and tripartite meetings of the Foreign Ministers of France, the United Kingdom, and the United States at London in late June 1952
  • mytel, my telegram
  • NAC, National Advisory Council on International Monetary and Financial Problems; North Atlantic Council
  • NAT Act, Iranian Nationalization of Oil Act, March 8, 1951
  • NATO, North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • NE, Office of Near Eastern Affairs, Department of State
  • NEA, Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern, South Asian, and African Affairs; Bureau of Near Eastern, South Asian, and African Affairs, Department of State
  • NF, National Front
  • niact, night action, communications indicator requiring attention by the recipient at any hour of the day or night
  • NIE, National Intelligence Estimate
  • NIOC, National Iranian Oil Company
  • noforn, no foreign dissemination
  • NSC, National Security Council
  • OARMA, series indicator for telegrams from the Office of the Army Attaché
  • OCB, Operations Coordinating Board
  • ODMS, Office of the Director, Mutual Security Agency
  • OEEC, Organization for European Economic Cooperation
  • OFMA, Office of Military Assistance, Department of Defense
  • OM/I (OMI), Operations Mission, Iran
  • OSD, Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • PA, purchase authorization
  • PED, Petroleum Policy Staff, Office of International Materials Policy, Department of State
  • PLATTs low, the discount subtracted from the United States Gulf of Mexico posted price for individual petroleum products
  • PM, Prime Minister
  • Posted Price, the arbitrary value placed upon a barrel of crude oil for the purpose of computing the amount of revenue the company must pay as a royalty to the host country
  • PPS, Policy Planning Staff, Department of State
  • PriMin, Prime Minister
  • PSB, Psvchological Strategy Board
  • reftel, reference telegram
  • RFC, Reconstruction Finance Corporation
  • S, Secretary of State; Office of the Secretary of State
  • S/MSA, Special Assistant to the Secretary of State for Mutual Security Affairs
  • S/P, Policy Planning Staff, Office of the Secretary of State
  • S/S, Executive Secretariat, Department of State
  • SAC, Strategic Air Command
  • SCEM, series indicator for papers prepared in connection with bipartite and tripartite meetings of the Foreign Ministers of France, the United Kingdom, and the United States at Paris in late May 1952
  • SEATO, Southeast Asia Treaty Organization
  • Secto, series indicator for telegrams to the Department of State from the Secretary of State (or his delegation) at international conferences
  • SOA, Office of South Asian Affairs, Department of State
  • Sov, Soviet
  • SPOT Market, the sale of goods such as crude oil, wheat, corn, or any other commodity for cash and immediate delivery
  • SVCATTS, service attachés
  • TCA, Technical Cooperation Administration, Department of State
  • TCI, Technical Cooperation, Iran
  • TCT, series indicator for papers prepared in connection with the visit to the United States of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, January 5–10, 1952
  • Tecto, series indicator for telegrams from the Foreign Operations Administration in Washington to Technical Cooperation Missions overseas
  • Tedul, series indicator for telegrams to Secretary of State Dulles while away from Washington
  • Telac, series indicator for telegrams to Secretary of State Acheson while away from Washington
  • telecon, telecommunication conference
  • TIAS, Treaties and Other International Acts Series
  • Topol, series indicator for telegrams to the Office of the United States Permanent Representative on the North Atlantic Council, at Paris
  • Tosec, series indicator for telegrams from the Department of State to the Secretary of State (or his delegation) at international conferences
  • Totec, series indicator for telegrams to the Foreign Operations Administration in Washington from Technical Cooperation Missions overseas
  • Tousfo, series indicator for telegrams and airgrams to the Foreign Operations Administration in Washington from its missions overseas
  • U, Under Secretary of State; Office of the Under Secretary of State
  • UN, United Nations
  • UNGA, United Nations General Assembly
  • unn, unnumbered
  • urtel, your telegram
  • USA, United States Army
  • USAF, United States Air Force
  • USFOTO, series indicator for telegrams and airgrams from the Foreign Operations Administration in Washington to its missions overseas
  • USG, United States Government
  • USIA, United States Information Agency
  • UNMC, United States Maritime Commission
  • USOM, United States Operations Mission
  • USOM/I, United States Operations Mission, Iran
  • UST, United States Treaties Series
  • USOME, United States Operations Mission for Education
  • VOA, Voice of America