199. Telegram From the Embassy in Kuwait to the Department of State 1

662. Ref: Kuwait A–170, Dec 8, 1966; Tehran 2619, Dec 21.2 Protect source and limit use of substance:

To assuage GOK fears that Iran’s publicized “victory” over the Consortium3 would become hardship for Kuwait KOC Director permitted Oil-Finance Undersecretary Abdul Wahab to read the agreement. Undersecretary promised not to use info against companies or Iran and to deny having had access through KOC.

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  1. Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Records of the Department of State, Central Files, 1964–66, PET 6 KUW. Confidential; Limdis. Repeated to London and Tehran.
  2. Neither printed. (Ibid., PET 2 KUW and PET 6 IRAN, respectively)
  3. See footnote 2, Document 198.