82. Memorandum From [name not declassified] of the Near East and South Asia Division of the Directorate for Plans, Central Intelligence Agency to the Deputy Director’s Executive Assistant ([name not declassified])1 2
- Visit of Major General Palizban
- Previous memoranda, same subject as above.
- In connection with Major General Palizban’s visit to Headquarters
building on 18 August, the ACSI desires that all personnel who will
be in contact with Major General Palizban during his visit to the
United States be informed of the following information recently
furnished by ARMISH-MAAG, Tehran:
“It is important to note that Iranians have a tendency to want to buy or be given exotic equipment which they are not prepared to use and, in many instances, cannot afford to purchase. There is also a tendency to accept a casual remark such as ‘we will look into this and let you know’ as a definite promise to provide equipment, information or assistance. Therefore, it is recommended that discussions and demonstrations take into consideration imperial Iranian Army capabilities, costs, and the U.S. national disclosure policy. Should the situation arise, General Palizban should be politely informed that availability, price, etc., cannot be determined until after a specific purchase or other request is received from his government.
- Please brief the DDCI on the substance of para 1 above prior to his luncheon meeting with Major General Palizban scheduled for 1200 hours on 18 August 1970.
- Also for the DDCI’s information, attached is a copy of the official ACSI itinerary for Major General Palizban’s U.S. visit.
- Source: Central Intelligence Agency, Executive Registry Files, Job 80B01086A, Box 1, Folder Executive Registry Subject Files, I-13, Iran. Secret. The memorandum and attachment are copies with indications that the originals were signed.↩
- In preparation for the visit of an Iranian general, the CIA forwarded information on the Iranian military requests supplied by ARMISH/MAAG, Tehran.↩