741.91/5: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Great Britain (Davis)

5970. Department has received following telegram dated September 15 from American Minister at Teheran [Page 713]

“Reuter news telegram published by the British here today contains the following: ‘Reports that France and the United States have protested against the recent Anglo–Persian Treaty are entirely unfounded.’ This is doubtless for the pacification of the hopeful Persian public whose hostility continues unabated though silenced by fear.”

You may orally bring the Reuter statement to the attention of the British Foreign Office inquiring whether this report had the sanction of the British authorities calling attention to the fact that while it may be technically correct it in reality conveys a very misleading impression.