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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)


Page 766


766          FOREIGN RELATIONS, 19 3 7, VOLUME I
stipulated by us have been removed by various intervening acts of the
Iranian Government. This does not necessarily mean, however, that
satisfactory bases for an agreement might not be worked out under the
existing situation, and in that event it would surely be highly desirable
to have the Iranians take the initiative. If the action of the Charg6
d'Affaires should have this effect, it might turn out to be a very helpful
gesture.
  The views of the Foreign Office official in question with regard to the
unsound nature of clearing agreements are of particular interest in
view of the fact that he was Chief of the Division of Economics of the
Foreign Office for four years prior to being made Chief of the
Geographic Division handling American Affairs.


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