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United States Department of State / Foreign relations of the United States, 1946. The Near East and Africa

Iran,   pp. 289-567 PDF (102.2 MB)

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  In reply to Shah's misgivings, I stated that while, of course, there
were risks of failure in any proposal of this kind, I was convinced that
it was in Iran's vital interest for govt to espouse the proposal thereby
demonstrating govt's willingness to resort to every reasonable remedy
in order to relieve present strain in its relations with Soviets. Even
if such measures fail, Iran would have given evidence of her good
faith and have strengthened her case in world public opinion.
  I added in conclusion that, as His Majesty was well aware, I have
strongly urged since my return to Iran that govt here endeavor by
every reasonable means to establish personal contacts with Soviet
Govt through suitable emissaries if necessary and that in any case I
earnestly hoped that if Hakimi is to resign due consideration will be
given in selecting his successor to the great importance of his being
competent to deal effectively with Soviets without, of course, sacri-
ficing vital interests of the country.
891.00/1-246: Telegram
    The Ambassador in Iran (Murray) to the Secretary of State
CONFIDENTIAL                     TEHRAN, January 2, 1946-4 p. m.
                                [Received January 3-11: 36 a. m.]
  10. Rossow 11 in Tabriz confirms fall of Rezaieh and end of Iran
Govt resistance in Azerbaijan. He states that Kurds aided Democrat
forces not Iranian Army as local press had reported.
  Sent Dept as 10, repeated Moscow 5.
891.00/1-246 Telegram
    The Secretary of State to the Ambaesador in Iran (Mugrray)
SECRET                      WASHINGTON, January 2,1946-9 p. m.
  4. The Iranian Ambassador 12 has informed the Department that
the Iranian Government, in considering whether to bring Iran's case
before the General Assembly of the United Nations during the meet-
ing this month in London, desired to have assurance in advance that
the United States and Great Britain would support the Iranian posi-
tion. In the absence of such assurance, the Iranian Government
would hesitate to take a step which would further widen the breach
between Iran and the Soviet Union without accomplishing any con-
structive results.
  The Ambassador has been informed that while the American Gov-
ernment has in no way changed its policy as regards Iran, which is
a Robert Rossow, Jr., Vice Consul at Tabriz.
's Hussein Ala.
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