The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Great Britain (Davis)
6290. Referring to Embassy’s 3558 of December 18, the Department has not given to the Associated Press any statement regarding the Anglo-Persian Agreement, nor does it at present intend to do so. A fairly accurate summary of correspondence between you and Lord Curzon was published in New York in the Times and the World and other papers. This publicity is disturbing to the Department, although these articles have received only slight attention from the press. The Department is endeavoring, but so far without success, to discover the source from which the papers obtained their information. You will be informed of further developments.