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United States Department of State / Foreign relations of the United States diplomatic papers, 1937. The British Commonwealth, Europe, Near East and Africa
(1937)

Iran,   pp. 718-766 PDF (18.1 MB)


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the limits of the concession of the Amiranian Oil Company. As the
Department is aware from the wording of the Protocol to the agree-
ment submitted under cover of despatch No. 967 of January 13, 1937,24
the limits of the concession are: the Caspian Sea, the frontiers of
Soviet Russia, Afghanistan and British Baluchistan, and a line pass-
ing through Bandar-i-Shah, Kurd-Mahalleh, Damghan, Reshm,
Jandak, Ourdib, Hovze-Miantak, Baabad, Kashit, Fehraj, Irafshan,
to the frontier.
  Respectfully yours,                        GORDON P. MERRIAM
891.6363 Amiranian/12: Telegram
      The Charge in Iran (Merriam) to the Secretary of State
                                  TEHERAN, March 6, 1937-noon.
                                           [Received 12: 10 p. m.]
  8. Hart states that the Prime Minister has just informed him that
the Shah has signed oil and pipe line concessions although public
announcement may not be made for several days. Agreements were
finally ratified by the Majlis February 4 and 8 respectively. Signa-
ture by His Majesty hung in the balance owing to article in Time
which was cabled anonymously to the Palace from the United States.
Fortunately the article might have been worse, consequently Hart
was able to furnish an interpretation which although specious appar-
ently proved adequate.
                                                       MERRIAM
891.6363 Amiranlan/13: Telegram
    The Charge in Iran (Merriaam) to the Secretary of State
                                TEHERAN, March 10, 1937-9 a. m.
                                          [Received 10: 05 a. m.]
  9. My No. 8, March 6, noon. Persian press of last night and this
morning carried in substance the following:
Law granting oil concession to Amiranian Oil Company which was
recently signed by the Shah has been communicated by the Cabinet
of the Prime Ministry to the Minister of Finance for execution.
  No such announcement has yet appeared respecting pipe line
concession.
                                                       MERRIAM
 TMNot printed.
737
IRAN


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