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(1946)

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IRAN
EFFORTS) BY THE UNITED STATES TO SECURE REMOVAL OF THE
  ARMED FORCES OF THE SOVIET UNION FROM IRAN; 1 WITHDRAWAL
  OF SOVIET FORCES AFTER SOVIET-IRANIAN AGREEMENT
501 BB/12-2745
Mernorandum   by Mr. Harry N. Howard of the Division of Inter-
  national Organization Affairs, and Mr. W. Clyde Dunn of the
  Division of Middle Eastern Afairs 2
SECRET                          [WASHINGTON,] December 27, 1945.
USGA/Gen/24
                    SOVnIT-IRANNIA RELATIoNS
I. The Problem of Iran
  If the Delegate of Iran should bring the problem of Soviet-Iranian
relations before the General Assembly of the United Nations, under
Articles 10 and 11X3 on the ground that the political independence and
territorial integrity of Iran were impaired, in violation of the Charter,
by Soviet-inspired developments in Azerbaijan province, what should
be the attitude of the Delegate of the United States?
II. Proposed Position of the United States
  If this problem arises, the United States Delegate should point out
the seriousness of the allegations made by Iran and should state that
the problem should be dealt with at once. The Delegate should also
point out that the United States is particularly interested since it is
a signatory to the Declaration regarding Iran of December 1, 19434
'For previous documentation, see Foreign Relations, 1945, vol. viii, pp.
359 ff.
2   Office of European Affairs recommended that this memorandum be held
for review in the light of possible developments at the meeting of Foreign
Min-
isters, held at Moscow December 16-26, 1945, and that final conclusions should
await return of the U.S. delegation. For a summary of discussions concerning
Iran at Moscow, see telegram 4311, December 28, 1945, from Moscow, Foreign
Relations, 1945, vol. vni, p. 517.
8 Of the United Nations Charter, adopted at San Francisco on June 26, 1945,
Department of State Treaty Series 993, or 59 Stat. (pt. 2) 1031.
4Made at Tehran on December 1, 1943, by President Roosevelt, British Prime
Minister Churchill, and Marshal Stalin, Chairman of the Council of People's
Commissars (Premier) of the Soviet Union; for text, see Foreign Relations,
1943, vol. iv, p. 413.
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