Iran


1. Letter From President Johnson to the Shah of Iran

Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Special Head of State Correspondence File, Iran—Presidential Correspondence. No classification marking.


2. Letter From the Shah of Iran to President Johnson

Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Special Head of State Correspondence File, Iran—Presidential Correspondence. No classification marking. The copy of the Shah's letter in the Department of State is attached to a covering memorandum indicating that the original was delivered by the Iranian Embassy to the Department on January 17. (Department of State, Central Files, POL 15–1 US/Johnson)


3. Memorandum From Harold H. Saunders of the National Security Council Staff to Robert W. Komer of the National Security Council Staff

Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Robert W. Komer Files, Iran, November 1963–December 1964. Confidential.


4. Telegram From the Embassy in Iran to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, DEF 19 US–IRAN. Secret.


5. Memorandum From Acting Secretary of State Ball to President Johnson

Source: Department of State, Central Files, POL 7 IRAN. Limited Official Use. Drafted by Tiger; cleared by Jernegan and in draft by Chief of Greek, Turkish, Iranian, and Cyprus Programs in CU/NEA John T. Forbes, Assistant Chief of Protocol for Visits and Public Events Samuel L. King, Special Assistant to the Deputy Under Secretary for Political Affairs Windsor G. Hackler, and Special Assistant for Congressional Relations (Appropriations) to the Deputy Under Secretary for Administration William R. Little. A typed note on the source text indicates that the Department was informed of the President's approval on February 1.


6. Memorandum From the Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs (Jernegan) to the Special Group (Counter Insurgency)

Source: Department of State, NEA/IRN Files: Lot 69 D 178, POL IRAN 1964, POL 23-1-a, Internal Defense Plan. Secret. Drafted by Tiger on February 28; cleared in draft by Special Assistant to the Under Secretary for Political Affairs Charles Maechling, Jr., Abe J. Moses (G/PM), Terence T. Grindall (INR), Colonel M.R. Preble (DOD/ISA/NESA), Captain Pollard (DOD), Officer in Charge of Iran Affairs Henrietta Towsley (AID/NESA/GTICC), and Edward A. Padelford, Jr. (NR). Sent through Harriman.


7. Telegram From the Embassy in Iran to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, POL 15–1 IRAN. Confidential.


8. Letter From President Johnson to the Shah of Iran

Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Special Head of State Correspondence File, Iran—Presidential Correspondence. Confidential.


9. Information Memorandum From the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs (Jernegan) to Secretary of State Rusk

Source: Department of State, NEA/IRN Files: Lot 69 D 30, Iran 1964, AID 1, General Policy, Plans, Coordination. Confidential. Drafted by Thomas and cleared by Director of the Office of Near Eastern and South Asian Regional Affairs Guy A. Lee. Copies were sent to Bell and Macomber.


10. Letter From the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Regional Affairs (Sloan) to the Commander in Chief, U.S. Strike Command (Adams)

Source: Washington National Records Center, RG 330, OASD/ISA Files: FRC 68 A 306, 091.3 Iran, 24 March 64. Secret. Drafted by Colonel M.R. Preble of ISA/NESA.


11. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Iran

Source: Department of State, Central Files, DEF 19 US–IRAN. Confidential. Drafted by Bowling; cleared in draft by Wheeler, Hirschberg (AID/PC/MAD), Colonel Preble, George L. Warren (G/PM), and Padelford; and approved by Jernegan. Also sent to CINCSTRIKE/CINCMEAFSA and repeated to CINCEUR, Paris TOPOL (by pouch), Moscow, Ankara, and CINCSTRIKE/CINCMEAFSA for POLAD Tampa.


12. Telegram From the Embassy in Iran to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, POL 23–9 IRAN. Confidential. Repeated to Baghdad and Karachi.


13. Telegram From the Embassy in Iran to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, POL 23–9 IRAN. Confidential. Repeated to Baghdad and Karachi.


14. Memorandum From Commander John J. Shanahan to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (Taylor)

Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Robert W. Komer Files, Iran, November 1963–December 1964. No classification marking.


15. Telegram From the Embassy in Iran to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, DEF 19–3 US–IRAN. Confidential. No time of transmission appears on the source text. Repeated to Ankara, Moscow, Paris for TOPOL, CINCSTRIKE for POLAD, CINCMEAFSA for POLAD, and CINCEUR.


16. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Iran

Source: Department of State, Central Files, DEF 19–3 US–IRAN. Confidential. Drafted by Tiger; cleared in draft by Towsley, Preble, and Padelford, and in substance by Victor H. Skiles (AID/PC), and Warren; and approved by Bracken. Repeated to CINCSTRIKE/CINCMEAFSA, and CINCSTRIKE/CINCMEAFSA for POLAD.


17. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Iran

Source: Department of State, Central Files, DEF 19–3 U.S.-IRAN. Confidential. Drafted by Padelford and Cain in International Logistics Negotiations in DOD/ISA; cleared in substance by Tiger, Skiles, and Towsley and in draft by Preble; and approved by Bracken. Repeated to CINCSTRIKE/CINCMEAFSA, and CINCSTRIKE/CINCMEAFSA for POLAD Tampa.


18. Telegram From the Embassy in Iran to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, POL 23–9 IRAN. Confidential. Repeated to London, CINCMEAFSA for POLAD, Ankara, Baghdad, Cairo, Jidda, Karachi, and Kuwait.


19. Telegram From the Embassy in Iran to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, DEF 19–3 US–IRAN. Secret. Repeated to CINCSTRIKE/CINCMEAFSA for POLAD.


20. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Iran

Source: Department of State, Central Files, POL 7 IRAN. Secret; Priority; Limdis. Drafted by Bowling, cleared by Jernegan, and approved by Talbot.


21. Action Memorandum From the Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs (Talbot) to the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (Harriman)

Source: Department of State, NEA/IRN Files: Lot 69 D 30, Iran 1964, V—Visas, 21 Deportation. Confidential. Drafted by Bowling and cleared by James J. Hines in L/SCA.


22. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Iran

Source: Department of State, Central Files, DEF 19–3 US–IRAN. Secret. Drafted by Bowling on May 13, cleared by Walsh and in draft by Towsley and Haddad, and approved by Bowling. Repeated to CINCSTRIKE for POLAD Tampa.


23. National Intelligence Estimate

Source: Central Intelligence Agency Files: Job 79–R01012A, ODDI Registry of NIE and SNIE Files. Secret; Controlled Dissem. According to a note on the cover sheet, the estimate was submitted by the Director of Central Intelligence and concurred in by the USIB on May 20.


24. Letter From the Ambassador to Iran (Holmes) to Secretary of State Rusk

Source: Department of State, Central Files, POL 7 IRAN. Top Secret; Official-Informal.


25. Background Paper Prepared in the Department of State

Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Country File, Iran, Shah's Visit, 6/5/64. Confidential. Drafted by Tiger and cleared by Bowling, Towsley, Spain, and Jernegan.


26. Letter From the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs (Jernegan) to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Regional Affairs (Sloan)

Source: Washington National Records Center, RG 330, OASD/ISA Files: FRC 68 A 306, 333 Iran—28 May 1964. Confidential.


27. Telegram From the Embassy in Iran to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, POL 7 IRAN. Secret; Limdis.


28. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Iran

Source: Department of State, Central Files, DEF 19–3 US–IRAN. Confidential; Priority; Limdis. Drafted by Tiger; cleared in substance by Colonel Taylor and by Komer; and approved by Jernegan.


29. Current Intelligence Memorandum

Source: Central Intelligence Agency Files: Job 79–T00430A, Current Intelligence Memoranda, May 1964. Secret; No Foreign Dissem. Prepared in the Office of Current Intelligence.


30. Telegram From the Embassy in Iran to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, DEF 19–3 US–IRAN. Confidential; Priority. Repeated Priority to CINCSTRIKE/CINCMEAFSA for POLAD.