208. Memorandum From Harold Saunders of the National Security Council Staff to the President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger)1 2[Page 1]
- Message to the Shah on the Oil Settlement—Telegram for Clearance
Peter Flanigan recommends a Presidential telegram to the Shah of Iran commending him for the manner in which the Shah concluded the recent negotiations with the oil consortium. This idea was suggested by Mr. Jamieson, Chairman of Standard Oil of New Jersey and negotiator with the Shah.
At Tab A is a memorandum for the President seeking his approval of this message. If the President approves the memo at Tab A, then the telegram at Tab B should be cleared.
RECOMMENDATION: That you seek the President’s approval of the attached message for dispatch before your departure for California. To be timely, it should arrive this week.[Page 2]
- Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Box 1282, Saunders Files, Middle East Negotiations, Iran 6/1/72–9/30/72. Confidential. Sent for action. Tab B is not published. A handwritten note by Kissinger reads “I signed off for Pres. HK”↩
- Saunders submitted a recommended Presidential telegram for the Shah, congratulating him for the way he had conducted the recent negotiations with the oil consortium.↩